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 …
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...
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!)
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.