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American military researchers are working to uncover and harness the most terrifying chemical imaginable: that most primal odor, the scent of fear.
Pheromones are chemicals released by animals as signals to their own kind: for sex, for territorial marking, and more. They're often detected in the olfactory membranes. But there's more to pheromones than attraction. Many animals have an alarm pheromone which is used to signal danger; aphids, for example, use it to cause their fellow lice to flee.
Now, the US Army is trying to track down and harness people's smell of fear. The military has backed a study on the "Identification and Isolation of Human Alarm Pheromones," which "focused on the Preliminary Identification of Steroids of Interest in Human Fear Sweat." The so-called "skydiving protocol" was the researchers' method of choice.
Originally posted by bigbert81
Scary though that they're going to start 'field tests' with officers. I hope they test the CRAP out of those things before that happens.
Originally posted by SimonSays
when will the dumba$$es realize no matter what devices
they concoct it's not gonna stop someone from doing
what they wanna do. With all the gadgets, it just makes it
easier for them to do it with the same weapons the cops use.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
This is the perfect herding tool to make sure people stay in the "free speech zones" that our gov likes to establish around their speakers. Anybody not familiar with what I'm talking about, run a quick search on "Free speech zones". You're free to protest, as long as it's at a distance that nobody of importance sees or hears. What a joke.