Study Could Open Door for Plasma Weapons

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posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 05:13 PM
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Researchers at the University of Missouri have devised a method of creating and launching rings of plasma through open air.

Depending on your point of view, this could have significant repercussions for the energy generation and storage industry… or, more realistically, this could be exactly what the nascent plasma weapons industry needs to finally get plasma rifles and shields onto the market.

Despite what you may have learnt at high school, there are actually four states of matter: Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are similar to gases in that they don’t have a definite shape or volume, but they also differ significantly, in that they are electrically conductive and produce a magnetic field. Some common examples of plasma are lightning, neon and fluorescent lighting, the Sun, and — this will blow your mind — plasma televisions. END QUOTE:

Office of Naval research and Mu might have developed a device and technique that produces a plasma that they think will revolutionize power storage and energy generation.
Video is included in the article showing the generation of the plasma which has a temp of 6600k to 7700k which is said to be hotter than the sun.




posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 07:01 AM
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Cool find, but I prefer laser guns. The sound they make is more fun than plasma.

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Researchers at the University of Missouri have devised a method of creating and launching rings of plasma through open air. Depending on your point of view, this could have significant repercussions for the energy generation and storage industry… or, more realistically, this could be exactly what the nascent plasma weapons industry needs to finally get plasma rifles and shields onto the market.
Despite what you may have learnt at high school, there are actually four states of matter: Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Plasmas are similar to gases in that they don’t have a definite shape or volume, but they also differ significantly, in that they are electrically conductive and produce a magnetic field. Some common examples of plasma are lightning, neon and fluorescent lighting, the Sun, and — this will blow your mind — plasma televisions.


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posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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This is very cool...

There was an article once on how a lightsaber would be made and it is not with a laser but with plasma. This is for 2 reasons, one being that you can't get a laser to stop after a few feet and the other because you can't get a laser to burn that hot. So a laser gun could actually be a plasma gun that looks like a laser, shooting either one continuous plasma beam or plasma bullets.


Personally I like the idea of a plasma cutter for building and medical uses.



posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Thanks for the 411. Reading this reminded of the futuristic weapons used in the Terminator franchise. I wonder if we would be using plasma weapons in war in the near future?





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