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There are a variety of possibilities in this area, including electrical, fiber optic, pneumatic, or hydraulic accuated devices.
The cutting of the bolt or nut can be initiated remotely, and can be precisely timed / fast response. I will continue looking
for more information on these things, and attempt a logical hypothesis using exploding bolts. At least we know there was
no worry about money for this project. Here are some links to start on, and I will add more as I find them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrotechnic_fastener .... http://www.thomasnet.com/products/explosive-bolts-6500201-1.html
.... http://www.hstc.com/Products/ .... http://www.hstc.com/Products/OrdnanceProducts/SepBolts/ .... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lflh1up9B8 .... http://www.chemringenergeticdevices.com/Products/ProductsApplicatio... .... http://www.congrex.nl/08c28/presentations/10_Mourry.pdf ....
Scroll down on the last one for a color diagram of the innards of a device that actually uses our old friend thermite.