November 15, 2001 1:41 AM   Subscribe

booooooom I'll give them sonic bullets.....
posted by Spoon (4 comments total)
That's funny, I thought all bullets broke the sound barrel after leaving a gun. They should've reworded that.
posted by geoff. at 4:55 AM on November 15, 2001

The [American Technologies] system would be extremely painful, and you've got a definite risk of causing permanent hearing loss."

Altmann says there may be other problems. "This beam won't be fine enough to hit just one person unless they're very close. It could hit others, or reflect around the aircraft cavity causing temporary hearing loss in other passengers."

posted by outsider at 6:19 AM on November 15, 2001

plus its going to be fairly easy to point out who the air marshall is when he happens to be carrying a 3 foot tube with him

pretty damn cool though overall
posted by efullerton at 7:15 AM on November 15, 2001

What I liked most about the article is that "the British defence lab - formerly the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency" is called QinetiQ. Do you think that has anything to do with "Q" -- James Bond's gadget-master?
posted by eptitude at 8:30 AM on November 15, 2001

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