An advanced laser weapon that feels like a painful blast of hot air is to be used in a US prison to break up fights for the first time.
The Assault Intervention Device fires a focused beam of energy at the target which authorities hope will stop prisoners fighting as they scramble to get out of the way.
The device is controlled by a joystick and computer monitor and emits a beam up to 100 feet. The wave travels at the speed of light and penetrates the skin up to 1/64 of an inch.
'I equate it to opening an oven door and feeling that blast of hot air, except instead of being all over me, it's more focused...'
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? If you answered, "disguise a laser pain-ray as a DIRECTV dish and blast the f*** out of everyone that runs by the house," you are! Quick -- jogger at 11 o'clock! *pew pew* BWAHAHAHAHA -- they ran into traffic! *CRASH!* Close the blinds.
Hit the jump for a relatively crappy news report in which one old guy takes a blast to the ticker.
If there's one thing I love it's anything but standing. I can't stand standing. It makes my legs feel funny. This is 2010 -- where's my hover-chair?! I saw Wall-E, I thought we'd have those by now. I'm being serious -- I'm not gonna take this lying down (but God how I want... / Continue →
Okay so that's not an actual award. Still, the Motorola Droid Pro come preloaded with the most painful default ringtone your eardrums could imagine. I've embedded the thing below, so hit play and give it a listen. Then, right before you stab yourself in the ears with a pen, ... / Continue →
This is a short video of Boeing and the Air Force testing a plane-mounted laser's ability to burn the everliving shit out of a stationary object during a flyby. Mission accomplished!
This video shows the effect of the high-energy laser beam from the Boeing Advanced Tactical... / Continue →