Latest in Beam

Image credit:

Microwave beam car stopper tested, fries cars in nanoseconds flat

Darren Murph
12.05.07
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Yeah, this idea has definitely been around the block a time or two, but Eureka Aerospace is doing a whole lot more than just envisioning yet another concept. Its 200-pound, 5-foot long prototype has recently undergone testing, and reportedly, it's been able to completely and utterly incapacitate any vehicle that dared roll in its path. The device has been used to shut down four whips thus far, each from a distance of 10 to 50-feet, and all it took was a microwave pulse lasting some 50-nanoseconds to do it. According to James Tatoian, the outfit's CEO, a version that weighs just 50-pounds and can disable rebel rides from 600-feet away is only a couple of years from reality, but it's highly doubtful that these will be available to the general public. Depressing, we know.

[Via Slashgear]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Google's new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

Google's new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier

View
Watch the final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

Watch the final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' trailer

View
What's on TV this week: 'The Outer Worlds'

What's on TV this week: 'The Outer Worlds'

View
Adobe may reveal Illustrator for iPad in November

Adobe may reveal Illustrator for iPad in November

View
NVIDIA's EGX supercomputer tech can crunch 1.6 terabytes a second

NVIDIA's EGX supercomputer tech can crunch 1.6 terabytes a second

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr