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Stuff To Blow Your Mind

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture

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Deep in the back of your mind, you’ve always had the feeling that there’s something strange about reality. There is. Join Robert, Joe and Christian as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Space Weapons: Rods From God

November 17th, 2015

Episode 658 of 776 episodes

You may call it “Rods From God,” Project Thor” or a glorious Hypervelocity Rod Bundle, but this theoretical space weapon comes down to one devastating reality: A space-empowered nation’s ability to raise a 20-foot tungsten rod up into orbit and then drop it on an enemy target with mass-accelerated force. No bombs, no lasers, just pure reentry power. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian explore the feasibility of rod-based warfare.

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