The US military have unveiled their infamous non-lethal weapon - an electromagnetic beam of fierce heat.
When the Active Denial System (ADS) is activated, it beams a high-frequency electromagnetic ray beam at a target up to one thousand metres (0.6 miles) away.
Mounted on a military vehicle for crowd control, the waves create a heat so uncomfortable the natural response is to flee.
'This is the safest nonlethal capability that we have,' said Director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Col. Tracy Tafolla.
You’re not going to see it, you’re not going to hear it, you’re not going to smell it. You’re going to feel it,' she added.
Military leaders and researchers demonstrated the system at the weekend to the media at the US Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Several journalists stepped forward to test the heat - which is said to feel like a hot oven - with amusing results. Read More