Thursday, November 10, 2005

The US Military has got laser guns!!

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Attention nerds: we've got Laser guns! The US millitary is now officially from the future. I am so freaking excited about this. All we need now is flying cars and hovering skateboards and we'll be living in the future that 80's culture promised us would happen..I remember watching GI Joe back in the day and wondering why we didn't have laser guns. But we do now! Hurray for modern technology. We just have to make sure that we get the blue lasers and the bad guys get the red lasers, that way we can see what side people are on in the heat of battle. I just wish Osama had the moxy of Cobra Commander. That guy was the fucking man...

US military sets laser PHASRs to stun

"The US government has unveiled a "non-lethal" laser rifle designed to dazzle enemy personnel without causing them permanent harm. But the device will require close scrutiny to ensure compliance with a United Nations protocol on blinding laser weapons.

The Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle was developed at the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, US, and two prototypes have been delivered to military bases in Texas and Virginia for further testing.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) believes the weapon could be used, for example, to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock. However, the DoD has yet to reveal details of how the laser works and has yet to respond to New Scientist’s requests for further information."

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