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    Default Lightning laser weapon developed by US Army

    US Army scientists are developing a weapon which can fire a laser-guided lightning bolt at a target.
    The Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC) is designed to hit targets that conduct electricity better than the air or ground that surrounds them.
    The weapon went through extensive testing in January.
    George Fischer, lead scientist on the project, said: "We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated [targets]."
    Details of the weapon were released on the US Army's website.
    Mr Fischer explained how the usually unpredictable lightning bolts can be controlled.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18630622

    This is simply one of the coolest things I have ever read about.

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    You could probably do a wireless tazer this way too. If it didn't require a kajillion watts of power to produce the channel anyway.

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    might not want to say,"may lightening strike me if I'm lying" around the guy operating that!

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