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Question: would it be possible to utilise plasma as a weapon?
Asked by shrike to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: General.
answered on 15 Jun 2010:
Crikey. I have no idea. I don’t know much about plasma – you probably know more than I do.
answered on 20 Jun 2010:
No idea, sorry… I hope one of the other scientists has an answer for you.
answered on 23 Jun 2010:
Yes, but not a very good one. All attemps to make long-range plasma-based weapons have failed. There is one device under research in the US though, called the PEP (pulsed energy projectile), which is non-leathal and might be used for crown control.