Thursday, January 25, 2007

When Sci Fi Technology becomes Actual Technology...

Ray gun makes targets feel like they're on fire.

News from MSNBC on a new non-lethal weapon in an Associated Press article by Elliott Minor:

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Georgia - The military's new weapon is a ray gun that
shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they will catch fire.

The technology is supposed to be harmless — a non-lethal way to get enemies
to drop their weapons.

Military officials say it could save the lives of innocent civilians and
service members in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. [more...]

Perhaps the military has been talking to those aliens from War of the Worlds. Looks like they've toned it down a bit, though. So, if we hook a bigger generator to it, can we actually make you catch fire?
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