Energy pulse weapon
Date: Saturday, March 05, 2005 @ 15:36:32 GMT
Topic: General

Pentagon gun will inflict pain from mile away
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

The Independent On Line Edition - 05 March 2005

The Pentagon is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop a new "energy pulse" weapon that can deliver a jolt of excruciating pain from more than a mile away. Researchers have expressed outrage that work used to control pain is now being used to develop such a weapon.

The weapons involve Pulsed Energy Projectiles (PEPs), which fire a laser pulse that in turn generates a burst of expanding plasma when it hits something solid. It can cause temporary paralysis and knock a person off their feet. But documents uncovered by the Sunshine Project, a biotechnology watchdog, also reveal that the same technology could be used to kill a person.

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