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Nuke Test, Too Close for Comfort

When a nuclear warhead detonates, you don't want to be anywhere nearby. And you definitely don't want to be taking cover just a couple of miles away. But during the Cold War, a handful of soldiers were ready to start a nuke fight, right up-close and personal, using portable launchers and low-yield bombs.

In the 1960s, the Army had more than two thousand guns meant for launching small nukes, each with a maximum range of only 2.5 miles. The Army lit one of those firecrackers in the Nevada desert during the summer of 1962 while Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy watched. It exploded only 1.7 miles from where it was launched, and was the last above-ground nuclear explosion conducted by the United States.
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Squirting jihadists with sticky foam may seem like a silly plan, but the Army did explore the option of using goo guns on enemy combatants, if only briefly. Since then, the government has awarded a contract to Adherent Technologies, a materials-research firm. That firm aims to develop an adhesive polymer that could stop vehicles in their tracks, without harming its occupants.

As the nature of warfare changes, favoring urban combat and regional conflicts rather than conventional combat, the military is gaining a great deal of interest in less-lethal weapons. It's honestly interested in keeping civilian casualties to a minimum, for practical reasons. Every time an innocent gets killed, it stokes the fires of insurgents and looks awful at home.

Many units are equipped with dazzlers, extremely bright laser pointers that can be used in lieu of a warning shot, or as a means of blinding hostiles. And some have the long-range acoustic device, a sound cannon that can be used to issue verbal warnings, or deafen anyone who stands in its path.


http://gizmodo.com/5560032/from-bat-...ry-experiments

The goo gun is freaky as anything, good God!
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Haha, epic dolphin idea!
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goo gun looks like someone took a huge #2 on an insurgent
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Exploding innocent bats to kill innocent people.
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goo gun looks like someone took a huge #2 on an insurgent
"Hey Iskuakbad, Is It just me or does there seem to be crap falling from the sky?"
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In 1960, Captain Joe Kittinger rode a balloon up into the stratosphere - 20 miles above the Earth - and then jumped out of it. He hurled toward the ground at 714 miles per hour, faster than the speed of sound, and landed safely in the sands of the New Mexico desert.
That. Is. AWESOME! Human sonic boom ftw!
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That. Is. AWESOME! Human sonic boom ftw!
Wait, what did I miss? How in the world was 714mph faster than the speed of sound? Did sound slow down and no one tell me about it?

I was pretty sure, depending on temp, it was anywhere from ~748-761. Depending on a couple environmental variables of course.
    
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I will assure you they already use the sound cannons, they already did during the G20 summit last year in Pittsburgh, PA. They are developing the majority of these "non-lethal" weapons to use on the public for riot control and for protests because they know the crappy is gonna hit the fan soon enough.
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Exploding innocent bats to kill innocent people.
And of course an actual invasion of Japan would lead to less bloodshed right?
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And of course an actual invasion of Japan would lead to less bloodshed right?
Firebombs did more damage.
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