|Manu||Date: Monday, 02-July-2012, 2:56 AM | Message # 1|
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.
"During the duration of the laser pulse, it can be putting out more power than a large city needs, but the pulse only lasts for two-trillionths of a second."
Full article/source - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18630622