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The US Navy will put nearly $10m into development of "man-made lightning" blaster weapons. In a release dated yesterday, Arizona-based company Ionatron announced that it had won a contract worth $9,839,094 to develop its Laser Induced Plasma Channel™ (LIPC) technology. The funds were supplied by the Naval Surface Warfare Centre …

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Someone's been playing Quake, haven't they?

"Try it. You'll like it. Use the same technique as watering your rosebushes." - Quake manual.

"EVERYBODY OUT OF THE POOL!" - cry of players when they hear the Pentagram on a certain map...

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One step closer to a Light Saber

If the laser tunneling can be confined to a distance of, say, 1 meter, we're one step closer to a functional Light Saber.

(Never say that the money's been wasted. Methinks the researchers have ulterior motives. May the Force be with them!)

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Hmm, could this be the next weapon against speed cameras ?

Just think, a weapon that will fry the electronics, from a modest range, and leave no visible sign of damage - got to be a winner !

Now, how much loose change can I find down the back of the sofa.

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