Thursday, April 12, 2012

Puke Light? Vomit Ray? whoooooooohooooo Where Can I Get Me Some?

From Yahoo News via blog reader Kallamis is this article on some weapons that were all but lifted from the pages of Science Fiction.

1. Speech-suppressing gun

The bulk of the effect is a non lethal, for that matter non painful sonic attack that will make anyone it is pointing at incapable of speaking. It really can barely be called a weapon because it causes no lasting effects. I have actually demonstrated this effect myself. The "gun" picks up speech, amplifies it and rebroadcasts it with a few milliseconds delay. This delay interrupts the normal feedback - making normal speech impossible.

2. Vomit ray

Very much like the first item but different element. Yes you will be unable to speak because of the "gun" but the reason is very different because you will be to busy puking. The vomit ray is in reality the he LED Incapacitator.
From the article:

  • It's a fancy flashlight that emits rapid pulse of different-colored lights to induce headache and dizziness, with vomiting as one of the possible aftereffects.
3: The Pain ray

Or "the Active Denial System"

This system can cause excruciating pain by emitting high-powered waves similar to those from a microwave oven.  The system is made up of huge plates which then can be mounted on a variety of military.  According to reports, It was deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010 and pulled back just a month later without having been used.  In live tests however subjects reported experiencing excruciating pain that stopped when the test subject exited the field of influence.  One nasty problem however, a small but not insignificant number of test subjects DID experience serious burns.

4. Mind-control gun

It has been reported that the Russian government created a gun that could put people in a zombie-like state... by attacking a target's central nervous system with electromagnetic radiation with one of its possible effects is implanting thoughts and suggestions into a target's mind.. The good news is that this system has not been observed outside of Russia. That's good however a company called Sierra Nevada Corporation said that it was working on a system called "the Medusa ray gun" — a weapon that used microwave pulses said to produce effects that your brain perceives as extremely annoying sounds. BUT and this is a big but... From the article:

  • independent scientists came out to warn people that the weapon can't produce sounds annoying enough to disperse crowds unless it shoots strong microwave pulses that can literally fry your brain.
so it might be possible that the "annoying sounds" were your brains on a slow sizzle.

5. Self-guided bullet

Sandia National Laboratories developed a projectile (much like a bullet) The four-inch projectile has small fins on its tails similar to a dart that can steer it straight toward the target. As long as the shooter shine a laser beam illuminating the target. The "bullet" has a sensor in its' nose which allows it to follow the laser light, even in the midst of strong winds and even if the target is up to a mile away.

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