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TASER XREP Causes Incapacitation for 20 Seconds

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

XREP

This is just too much taser for anyone to have to endure. The XREP is a projectile that is wireless and self-contained and can be fired from a 12-gauge Less Lethal Shotgun. It can go a distance of up to 65 ft. and autonomously creates neuromuscular incapacitation (NMI) for 20 seconds. But it is this description of what happens should the

victim

subject intervene that makes us recoil in horror and silently scream, “Don’t tase me, bro’.”

“If the subject tries to grab or disconnect the XREP projectile, the reflex engagement electrodes complete a circuit allowing TASER NMI to discharge from the nose, through the subject’s body, out to the hand that grabbed the projectile. This reaction creates a significant spread that allows the XREP projectile pulses to affect a large body mass, causing overpowering NMI.”

By the way, if you wanna see one of us get TASER’d, hit the jump for the video.

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Eel Powers Up Tree Lights

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

Eel-TreeAn aquarium in Japan lit up their Christmas tree with the help of a fishy friend. It took inventor Kazuhiko Minawa about a month to design the system. Two aluminum panels were placed in the eel’s tank as electrodes to harness the power, then cables were attached to them to supply electricity to the tree.
 
“If we could gather all electric eels from all around the world, we would be able to light up an unimaginably giant Christmas tree,” Minawa said.

Funny, we were thinking the same thing and wondering if, after the holidays, we could use one to run some of our home appliances. You can see the slimy fellow in action on MSNBC.

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