Main | Thursday, January 25, 2007

Set Phasers On "Popcorn"

The Pentagon has a new microwave "crowd control" device that is fired from a Humvee-based satellite dish. Those in the path of the beam feel as if they are about to burst into flames. With a range of 500 meters, the military claims that the device only penetrates human skin to a depth of 1/64 of an inch and cannot cause permanent harm. (Like the Tazer?) The government plans to use the device in military action to effect "non-lethal crowd control". Anybody taking bets on how long before this is used domestically?


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