Acoustic Weaponry

Using a modified version of Newton’s cradle, a series of stainless steel balls suspended by fishing wire, scientists from the California Institute of Technology have created a powerful weapon for soldiers and doctors known as a “sound bullet.”

Full Story – HERE

Luckily the article goes onto say that metamaterials ( which is what they refer to this field of science as ) are very difficult and time consuming to create.  Hopefully the TSA doesn’t blow this out of proportion or we will all be flying naked soon with gags in our mouths over fear of acoustic terrorism.

It will be interesting to see what new inventions and applications come out of this.

Hat Tip: SayUncle

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Jeremiah April 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Mr. Thompson and Dr. Ferris would be proud.

Too obscure?

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Josh April 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Yes

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Admin (Mike) April 9, 2010 at 01:06 pm

Atlas Shrugged? That’s all I could come up with by googling those names.

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