Tuesday, November 15, 2005

PHASR : fake or real?

After one day long exciting, I cool down my emotion and begin to consider the truthfulness of this report. Altough the dazzle technology has been devoloped for years, no one see or reveal a real product. To make sure the truthfulness about PHASR, I try to type the key word, Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle, click the Google Search button, and I get a list of links about it. I glance at this list for a while and find one thing - US military doesn't release the official statement. Therefore, I browse the US Air Force website, review the news page, and find the proof eventually - see the hyperlink on the top of this essay.




Monday, November 14, 2005

First LASER rifle has unveiled!!

Due to the malfunction of picture uploaded, I can't show this exciting photo to every one. Sorry! Though this picture cannot display right now, the one who are interesting in this weapon can see it by clicked the link on the top of this essay. The full name of this ray gun is Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response (PHASR) rifle. It means that the beam fired by this one can disable one enemy soilder's sense in a short time and stop his next step. According to the New Scientist Breaking News, this weapon could used to temporarily blind suspects who drive through a roadblock. After I read this news from newsscientist.com, I recall my memory and make sure that I heard and read the rumor about this laser rifle from newspapers that US military declared to develop one ray gun that can cause the temporarily ablepsia many many years ago. At this moment, I feel exciting and feel lucky that I can see a real laser gun in my limited life. However, why does its abbreviation look like the abbreviation of Phased Energy Rectification (Phaser, one typical ray gun in Star Trek)? Is any one involving this project a Trekker or a Trekkie?
Comparing with its brothers, such as Blaster, Ray gun, Laser rifle, P.P.G(Phased Plaster Gun, one pistol in Babylon 5), in Sci-fi movies or series, the power of PHASR, however, is much more weak. How disappointment! Don't be so sad! The rifle is only the prototype of PHASR. The US military expresses that the weapon won't heart people's body but only the eyesight in temporary. Do not expect its performance as powerful as its brothers in Sci-fi stuff. I believe that US military will display a more powerful version of PHASR in the future. Although the technology is not the key barrier to develop PHASR, which reason will prohibit its development? The answer lies in UN protocal - Laser weapons capable of blinding enemies have been developed in the past but were banned under a 1995 UN convention called the Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons. If Uncle Sam wants to develop and mass product this stuff continuously in the future, he should find some reasons to convince the UN assembly that PHASR does not violate the Protocal on Blinding Laser Weapons. Ironically, Uncle Sam does not alway obey the decision or protocal of United Nations.