Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Death Ray Cometh

I love the Danger Room blog at Wired, even though the world is a scarier place every time I read it.

A recent post discusses the potential use of microwaves as a brain-frying death ray, almost as an aside.

There are health risks... the biggest issue from the microwave weapon is not the radiation. It's the risk of brain damage from the high-intensity shockwave created by the microwave pulse. Clearly, much more research is needed on this effect at the sort of power levels that Dr. Sadovnik is proposing. But if it does prove hazardous, that does not mean an end to weapons research in this area: a device that delivered a lethal shockwave inside the target's skull might make an effective death ray. |The Microwave Scream Inside Your Skull - Danger Room|

1 comment:

dr said...

"might"? What definition of effective is this guy working with?