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Dangerous DIY weapons

The CG-33 Portable Coilgun is Deadly

— September 24, 2010 — Unique
I've always wondered what people who love to study science might do in their spare time. The answer seems to be creating kick-ass weapons like the CG-33 Portable Coilgun.

This coilgun is one hundred percent DIY and totally functional. This gun shoots out projectiles using electricity, powerful enough to destroy glassware and model airplanes.

Implications - Forget test tube lab experiments or Bill Nye the Science Guy reruns, DIY weapons are the newest and hottest fun-filled activity for science geeks everywhere. Here's hoping the potentially dangerous weapons don't end up in the right hands, as these Coliguns are fully functional. While not as powerful as a regular bullet, the electrical bullets are powerful enough to reap destructions on many potential targets. Check out the CG-33 Portable Coilgun in the featured video.
Trend Themes
1. DIY Weapons - The rise of DIY weapons created by science enthusiasts for personal use may disrupt the weapons industry and increase security concerns.
2. Coilgun Technology - The development of coilgun technology and its potential uses in industries such as transportation and defense presents a new arena for innovation.
3. Hobbyist Science Innovations - The increasing trend of hobbyist scientists making significant technological breakthroughs indicates a need for these communities to have access to resources and support for their contributions to science.
Industry Implications
1. Weapons Manufacturing - Manufacturers of traditional firearms may need to adapt and explore opportunities to incorporate coilgun technology into their products to remain competitive.
2. Transportation - The potential for the high power and speed of coilgun technology could disrupt the transportation industry, particularly in regards to aerospace and high-speed travel.
3. Science Education and Support - An industry supporting hobbyist scientists and their innovations could develop, providing resources and assistance to help bridge the gap between personal interest and scientific advances.
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