ZOO Welcomes You To The Future Of Warfare USA-Style: Laser Quest!
The latest on the US gun rack, which seems more like something out of a Star Wars battle field is, put simply a 50billion watt laser gun!
An intensified laser beam is shot through the air and when the electro-magnetic field is strong enough it rips electrons from the air creating plasma….
Ok, we admit that this confuses us quite a bit, but it sounds cool. In fact, It sounds similar to the Ghostbusters ‘Proton Packs’ – and they invented that in the 80’s. Except instead of catching ghosts, it will be used to destroy stuff!
A Tony Stark like spokesman from weapons manufacturer Picatinny Arsenal has stated that "during the time-span of a single laser pulse, it can put out more power than a large city needs – but the pulse only lasts for two-trillionths of a second."
With that kind of power, we can't imagine that you’d need much time at all to cause some significant damage.
The projects lead scientist has also said that they "never got tired of the lightening bolts zapping their simulated targets."
We know what you are thinking? ‘Is it such a good thing that destroying and killing things is becoming a lot more enjoyable than it used to be'… Never mind that, we want one. We want a big massive laser that has the power of a city and can blow things up! Pretty please?
As scary as this sounds, it does mean that it could soon be added to our Call Of Duty armory – so there’s always something to look forward to.
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