posted on Aug, 15 2003 @ 01:05 AM
Great find Mycroft. You beat me to posting the very same article.
The thing I noticed most about this article and the information gleaned from it is that they don't mention that gamma-ray causes cancer. Actually
they cause a whole lot
more than cancer but none-the-less.
I wonder if there are any treaties prohibiting or against beam weapons? I almost see no difference between this and single stage fission weapons.
The implications are staggering. This weapon could be used from almost any platform including space, I would think. I fear though that it will
amount to another weapons race. Add this to the fact that the US is also contemplating mini-nuke technology and development and you have a serious
weapons race going....