Sunday, July 06, 2008

Microwaves for Crowd Control

As Shaun puts it, disgusting example of how MallCity is now 2 steps closer. - From NewScientist online -

A US company claims it is ready to build a microwave ray gun able to beam sounds directly into people's heads.

Yep that that's right, microwaves beamed right into your skull! oh and it get even blacker!

The device – dubbed MEDUSA exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. A series of pulses can be transmitted to produce recognizable sounds

umm and this is safe becaaaaaaaaaaause? I mean do I have to go any futher? They heat up your gray matter to such a point that it causes a shockwave and they do it long enough that you start hearing voices? We are talking about something so much worse than the brown note here folks! Yes, that rushing noise you hear in your ears is your brains draining out your nasal cavities! So, you want more? Oh yes, it gets worse!

MEDUSA involves a microwave auditory effect "loud" enough to cause discomfort or even incapacitation
and normal audio safety limits do not apply since the sound does not enter through the eardrums.

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wolfkahn said...

This seems ridiculously dangerous for crowd control (lawyers must be salivating at the thought of easy win lawsuits here)and of very limited use in military situations. Most likely it will be just another useless military-style technology that will cost money and achieve nothing.

paul said...

You would think that, but they have deployed the "brown note" weapon in the middle east and are using it. That thing sets up a sound field that is so powerful that it causes pain and in quite a few instances I have head service men say that victims would evacuate their bowels when the safeties were turned off. The military seems to love these over the top out of control weapons.