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Thursday, March 26, 2015

'Star Wars'-style force field technology may be real, too.

Boeing Patents Laser-Powered 'Star Wars'-Style Force Field Technology:

From the patent application:
An illustration from Boeing's "Method and system for
shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc."



Story: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/boeing-patents-star-wars-style-force-field-technology/story?id=29839654

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/tech/boeing-shock-wave-attenuation-patent/

http://www.popsci.com/boeing-just-patented-force-field-lasers

Alas:  http://www.wired.com/2015/03/protect-humans-shockwaves/