Monday, June 07, 2004

"Eat Anti-Matter, Posleen Boy!"

Well this isn't quite as cool as Bub-Bun, the antimatter firing 17" artillery piece in John Ringo's When the Devil Dances, but it is a real raygun. The Air Force Research Lab (nee the Air Force Weapons Lab) in my old stomping ground of Albuquerque has come up with what they call the Active Denial System (ADS), a real, honest to Buck Rogers raygun that tops the list of current military non-lethal weapons. If you are targeted by the ADS, you feel like your skin is literally on fire. Most test subjects are forced to bug out after only 2-3 seconds of exposure. It's not a Blaster yet, but it's a start.


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