Monday, March 23, 2015

Boeing Patents Force Field

From the Daily Mail:
A force field that can protect vehicles from the destructive blastwaves thrown out by explosions has been development by aircraft manufacturer Boeing. 
The company has been granted a patent for a device that appears to work like the fictional shields seen in science fiction movies like Star Wars and Star Trek. 
The system works by using an 'arc generator' to rapidly heat the air in front of a shockwave creating a cloud of electrically charged gas. 
This, Boeing says, creates a buffer that can refract, deflect and absorb the energy contained within the shockwave.

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