I am not sure what the deal was during last night’s debates when it came to some of the candidates wanting to share their wonderment with electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weaponry. We got it during the undercard debate early on via Rick Santorum, and then again by Ben Carson.
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.
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.
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.
Those Pentagon heads have been playing too much Star Wars Republic Commando again, because now they want to give soldiers Electro-Magnetic Pulse grenades, according to the head of the new US Army's Electronic Warfare Division: