posted on May, 13 2003 @ 01:01 AM
I found this site regarding non-lethal weapons. It's pretty long but it really goes into detail.
The technologies publicly known to be under investigation fall into four broad military categories with two principle targets:
Super Lubricants: Ala James Bond, these can create a slick making it nearly impossible to walk much less operate a vehicle or land a plane.
Super Adhesives: Lend new meaning to the phrase "stick 'em up". Depending upon application (direct spray, bomb or artillery round), they can
immobilize people, and turn military hardware into giant paperweights.
Anesthetics: Short term drugs administerable by injection (darts), inhalants (gas), and/or skin contact (sprays): consider it the humane way to bomb
Acoustics: Low frequency, high decibel infrasound from high power acoustic generators can cause blurred vision, extreme nausea and even death.
Additionally, it can be used to cause metal fatigue, thermal damage and delamination of composite materials. (Noriega only got loud music).
VSI: (Visual Stimulation and Illusion) includes an array of devices. One system utilizes banks of strobe lights flashing at the frequency of brain
wave patterns. This can cause vertigo, nausea and disorientation. (The humane way to make your adversary see the light).