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The US military is developing a laser that can create startling sounds out of thin air

The US military is developing a laser that can create startling sounds out of thin air. The Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to create a laser weapon that uses screaming balls of plasma to alter atoms in the air (pictured)
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The US military is developing a laser that can create startling sounds out of thin air.

The Pentagon’s non-lethal weapons lab hopes to create a laser weapon that uses screaming balls of plasma to alter atoms in the air.

This ‘Laser-Induced Plasma Effect’ (LIPE) will produce startling sounds – and perhaps even intelligible words – within three years which will both baffle and terrify the enemy, experts say.

The US military is developing a laser that can create startling sounds out of thin air. The Pentagon’s non-lethal weapons lab hopes to create a laser weapon that uses screaming balls of plasma to alter atoms in the air (pictured)

LIPE is the invention of the Virginia-based Non-Lethal Weapons Program.

The weapon is made of a laser which shoots bursts of light for ten to 15 seconds, writes Defense One.

This is just long enough to rip elections from air molecules which creates a ball of plasma.

This ball of plasma, when fired with additional laser energy, can be transformed to a high-energy missile of noise.

If it hits at the right wavelength it sounds like a haunted voice.

The energy from the lasers is relatively harmless to humans and objects, experts say.

They hope this high-tech device will stop people charging checkpoints in the future.

‘We’re this close to getting it to speak to us. I need three or four more kilohertz,’ David Law, who runs JNLWD’s technology division told Defense One.

The weapon creates noise at a specific point, meaning soldiers who are between the weapon and target would not be able to hear the sound.

Experts believe these plasma could be fired over a distance of 20 or 30 kilometres.

‘This is the first non-lethal weapon that could go out tens of kilometres’, said Mr Law.

In 2015, the Non-Lethal Weapons Program was working on the same laser but it was only being tested at a distance of 330ft (100 metres).

At the time it was estimated research and development of the weapon would cost around $3 million (£2.1 million).

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/