Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

HSV Technologies Inc., a developer of weapons for the Police Force in the US, have released information on a new weapon to assist in suspect apprehension.
Scenes like that of the image may become everyday occurences in the streets of America, or maybe not...

HSV Technologies Inc., of San Diego, California is developing a non-lethal weapon that uses ultraviolet laser beams to harmlessly immobilize people and animals at a distance. The Phaser-like device uses two beams of UV radiation to ionize paths in the air along which electrical current is conducted to and from the target. In effect, the beams create wires through the atmosphere wherever they are pointed.

The current within these beams is a close replication of the neuro-electric impulses that control skeletal muscles. It is imperceptible to the target person because it differs from his own neural impulses only in that its repetition rate is sufficiently rapid to tetanize muscle tissue. (Tetanization is the stimulation of muscle fibers at a frequency which merges their individual contractions into a single sustained contraction.)

No retinal damage can occur because the cornea absorbs all ultraviolet radiation at the wavelengths used. Moreover, the beams are too weak to produce photokeratitis (corneal inflammation) unless they are directed at the eyes for several minutes. In addition, the current they transmit is insufficient to affect the muscles of the heart and diaphragm.

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Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

This article should relate to Star Trek and not Star Wars because in Star Trek they actually have that type of thing. I just don't like seeing stupid things that don't make sense. Star Wars doesn't have that type of thing, got it.Set Phaser to stun guy

Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

The phrase 'Star Wars' is used to reference things that resemble more science fiction than what we have tody. It does not mean that the writer is as ignorant as some of the posts previous to this one. As for the technology, it is entirely possible. The government already has things like this that use sound instead of light.

Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

The phrase 'Star Wars' is a reference to new science technology that we do not have already. I doubt that the writer of the article is as ignorant as the previous posts listed here. This technology is not that far fetched that it cannot be produced. The government already had this type of tech with sound waves instead of light. It is not that far off to be able to see these types of things in Law Enforcement.

Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

Umm, None of ur business, where did you get your information from? If I remember correctly at the beginning of SW:Ep4 (A New Hope) they STUNNED Princess Leah with a shot from the rifle. They set it to stun to knock her out. So check out your information before you post nonsense.

Cops Catching Up with Star Wars

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