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The Sonic Gun


Voiceover:
Weapons that ward off attackers with sound waves have long been in the arsenal of science fiction..Now they are scientific fact.. Ultrasound technician Woody Norris.. In the U.S. has developed a non-lethal acoustic weapon that stops people in their tracks..

Woody
"this thing is point and shoot.. And it's got an infinite number of bullets.."
Voiceover: The device emits the so=called "sonic bullets" along a narrow.. Intense beam at frequencies of up to 145 decibls.. Fifty times the human threshold of pain..

Woody
"thats about 105.. Eventually your skull will vibrate Lets not get to the vibrating part.. That terrible.."

Voiceover:Because the sound is directional.... Police could use it to subdue suspects or quell riots.. Without hurting bystanders..

The army has already ordered it's own version of the the non=lethal acoustic weapon. It can either be hand held or mounted on an armoured vehicle.

And because the sound ricochets in tight enclosed areas such as caves.. Security experts say it could force terrorists out of hiding.

Simon and Simon (Security Experts)
"its gonna make it very uncomfortable for people in those caves to remain in the caves.."

Voiceover:
But not all the applications of this technology are pain inducing.. There are also dozens of potential commercial uses.. From ..shooing away pesky birds.. To directing television sound so it doesn't annoy others .. And even subliminal advertising

Woody
Now you hear it .. Now you don’t..

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