Thursday, November 11, 2010



2008年7月 8日 David Hambling

米軍が初期開発に資金を拠出していた、マイクロ波を使って脳内に音を作り出す非殺傷型兵器。しかしその完成品は、筆者が『New Scientist』誌で報じたとおり、戦場での活躍が想定される一方で、ショッピングモールで利用される可能性も秘めている。
このプロジェクトは、「耳に聞こえない音を使った暴徒の抑止」(Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio)の頭文字を取って『MEDUSA』と呼ばれる。


[日本語版:ガリレオ-緒方 亮/高橋朋子]

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n said...

Original Text:

Microwave ray gun controls crowds with noise

03 July 2008 by David Hambling

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A US company claims it is ready to build a microwave ray gun able to beam sounds directly into people's heads.

The device - dubbed MEDUSA (Mob Excess Deterrent Using Silent Audio) - exploits the microwave audio effect, in which short microwave pulses rapidly heat tissue, causing a shockwave inside the skull that can be detected by the ears. A series of pulses can be transmitted to produce recognisable sounds.

The device is aimed for military or crowd-control applications, but may have other uses.

Lev Sadovnik of the Sierra Nevada Corporation in the US is working on the system, having started work on a US navy research contract. The navy's report states that the effect was shown to be effective.