A real lightsaber (sorta)

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by Xmaveric, Dec 4, 2000.

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  1. Xmaveric Force Ghost

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    Nov 25, 2000
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    I got this article from Wired News today:

    Cops: May the Force Be With You
    by Elisa Batista

    2:00 a.m. Dec. 4, 2000 PST

    The light sabers used by the characters in Star Wars may soon become a real way to fight crime.

    HSV Technologies of San Diego, a developer of weapons for police officers and military personnel, just introduced a prototype of a weapon that shoots laser beams to stop criminals in their tracks.

    Known either as the "Anti-Personnel Beam Weapon" or "Non-Lethal Tetanizing Beam Weapon," it releases two ultraviolet laser beams with a wavelength of 193 to 248 nanometers that paralyzes the skeletal muscles of people and animals up to 2 kilometers away.


  2. Stardreamer Jedi Knight

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    It's quite obvious that the author of said article doesn't know the right Star Wars weaponry.

    From the description, that's more like a blaster set for stun than a lightsaber. ;)


    Thom
    "There's one! Set for stun."
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