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Submission + - US military unveils heat-ray gun & black ice

Gearoid_Murphy writes: The US military has shown for the first time a heat ray gun which will be used to subdue crowds of unruly punters. I presume this system works off some kind of microwave physics, quite a change of tactics from the early assurances from the US that they would be welcomed in the streets of Iraq. The full story is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6297149.stm. Also on the same site is a story about how the US military has developed artificial black ice for foiling any classic chase scenes : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6295567. stm. Its good to see that the .5 thrillion dollar budget is being put to good use, who needs hospitals when you've got black ice?

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. -- Aldous Huxley

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