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Old 10-10-2008, 05:36 PM   #1
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Post Whole New Kind of Weapons

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Wireless Taser: Whole New Kind of Weapon

Stun guns have been limited, since their birth, by the length of their wires and barbs. But that may be about to change. Taser International is about to roll out its new, wireless weapon in Chicago on Monday. It's a shocking projectile, fired from a 12-gauge shotgun, called the XREP. And if it lives up to the considerable hype, the XREP (and its many, many competitors) could be qualitatively different from any less-lethal weapon we've seen before; the projectiles could require new tactics and maybe new laws.

Flash and Awe: A Better Stun Grenade Protects the Good Guys
Say you're a SWAT cop about to rescue hostages, or a soldier trying to extract your buddies from a terrorist hideout. You can't just charge in with guns blazing, so you throw the bad guys off with a nice stun grenade: It creates a deafening bang and a mighty flash without lethal shrapnel. Sounds great, but the force of the explosion can still injure the very people you're trying to save.

Army Orders Pain Ray Trucks; New Report Shows 'Potential for Death'
After years of testing, the Active Denial System -- the pain ray which drives off rioters with a microwave-like beam -- could finally have its day. The Army is buying five of the truck-mounted systems for $25 million. But the energy weapon may face new hurdles, before it's shipped off to the battlefield; a new report details how the supposedly non-lethal blaster could be turned into a flesh-frying killer.

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Airplane Heal Thyself? Self-Repairing Aircraft Could Improve Air Safety
Airplanes get old, and over time their skins can develop tiny holes and cracks. Mechanics are good at spotting these problems during regular maintenance checks, but a technique developed in Britain that mimics natural healing could allow airplanes to repair themselves.
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