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so how do you stop it from targeting a civilian with tooth fillings being held hostage by a terrorist also with tooth fillings
originally posted by: Bedlam
I wonder who Ionatron bought off for this test.
It's been in the lab for years, and it fails miserably. There are a lot of problems with it, not the least that it is bulky, expensive, and has limited range. It is fragile, and requires constant recalibration, and it's not field maintainable.
It also only works in totally dry weather, with no salt aerosol and no wind.
Other than that it's great.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have devised a technique that will point a high-powered laser into the sky to induce clouds to produce rain and thunderstorms.
This new technology was funded by a $75 million grant provided by the Department of Defense (DoD).
Since static charged particles (SCPs) are present in condensation and lightning, this theory claims that by stimulating those SCPs with a laser the power could produce rain storms.
Matthew Mills, graduate student at UCF Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) said : “When a laser beam becomes intense enough, it behaves differently than usual — it collapses inward on itself. The collapse becomes so intense that electrons in the air’s oxygen and nitrogen are ripped off creating plasma — basically a soup of electrons.”
In conjunction with the University of Arizona, UCF scientists developed a dressed laser that could control weather patterns and create rain.
The dressed laser is a single beam surrounded by a secondary beam that “refuels” the original by sustaining the strength and accuracy of the central laser beam.
In 2012, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engineered fifty rainstorms that were manufactured by scientists using large ionizers to generate negatively charged particle fields.
These structures promote cloud formation. Metro Systems International (MSI), the technology purveyors, claims to have “achieved a number of rainfalls.”