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Originally posted by suremapper
Sound as a weapon (in the future)
Are any new weapons going to use Sound as a weapon?
Located about 500 meters (a quarter mile) from the demonstration, the vehicle emitted several bursts of sounds, about one minute in length each time. Although the sound was not loud, it caused people to cover their ears and grab their heads in discomfort.
About 400 people, including Palestinians and foreign and Israeli activists, participated in the demonstration, marching toward a site where Israel is building its West Bank separation fence.
The crowd was prevented from reaching the site, and began rioting and throwing rocks at soldiers, the army said.
In addition to the sound machine, soldiers used other means to disperse the crowd, including clubs and stun grenades.
the military is working on high-tech, nonlethal weapons, too. In particular, the Air Force is developing a "beam weapon" called the "active denial system."
"[It] uses a microwave beam to heat the water molecules in your skin to the point where it's beyond the human ability to tolerate pain," says Adams. "Basically, it's the equivalent of someone taking an electric burner and pressing it into your back."
Adams says the military is working on other types of nonlethal weapons including those that "generate sounds that the human brain cannot tolerate"
Originally posted by AceOfBase
The Israelis used something just recently to disperse a crowd and I think that's going to be the most common use for sound weapons in the future.
A futuristic weapon is featured, which seems to have been designed to be non-lethal. A gun that utilises concentrated sound waves to knock a person off their feet, no doubt then allowing law enforcement officers to move in and arrest a suspect.
At a very specific pitch, infrasound explodes matter. At others, infrasound incapacitates and kills. Organisms rupture in its blast. Sea creatures use this power to stun and kill prey.
SAN DIEGO, California, April 27, 2005- American Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: ATCO), an innovator of proprietary sound reproduction technologies and products, today reported it has received new LRAD orders this month totaling $846,000, including a $690,000 order for the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment deploying to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. The LRAD orders are being delivered this quarter.