This EMP Cannon Stops Cars Almost Instantly

We've heard of electromagnetic pulses cutting steel in milliseconds, but apparently they can also be used to stop moving cars just as fast. The cannon demonstrated in the video here is still a prototype, but it definitely seems to work. » 1/21/10 10:20pm 1/21/10 10:20pm

Electromagnetic Pulses Cut Through Steel in Milliseconds

You need to cut up some chunks of steel. Mechanical tools are prone to wearing out and lasers are just too expensive, so what do you use? Fast-cutting electromagnetic pulses, what else. » 12/02/09 9:00pm 12/02/09 9:00pm

Combat-Ready High-Powered Microwave E-Bomb In Testing

Sci-fi tales are full of electromagnetic-pulse devices that blow out every computer from here to Kalamazoo. But US Army researchers are testing a short skinny high-powered microwave bomb that could actually be used in combat. » 4/24/09 1:30am 4/24/09 1:30am

Green, Renewable Microgrids Protect Our Tech From EMPs, Boogeymen

Their press release reads like a speech from the 2004 GOP presidential convention, but Instant Access Networks still has some pretty cool tech up their sleeves when it comes to protecting our technology from electromagnetic pulses (EMPs). Citing one megaton nuclear bombs over Kansas and rogue terrorist states, IAN… » 10/12/08 1:00pm 10/12/08 1:00pm

Navy Drops $7.5 Million on an EMP Generator

As anyone who has seen the Matrix will tell you, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) can wreak havoc on electronics. You may also know that an EMP is a byproduct of a nuclear blast-which is why the Navy has handed over $7.5 million to L-3 Services, Inc. to build an EMP generator. The device is not going to be used as a… » 8/08/08 6:59pm 8/08/08 6:59pm

The Future's So Bright, I've Got to Gouge My Eyes Out

It looks like a certain British Ministry of Defense woke up on the wrong side of the bed, as they've got a pretty pessimistic view of what we've got in store for us in the next 30 years. In a newly issued report on what Britain needs to prepare for, they think we've got some pretty sizable and terrifying advancements… » 4/09/07 4:15pm 4/09/07 4:15pm