Wired's Danger Room reports on the latest technology being deployed against improvised explosive devices, or I.E.D.'s, in Afghanistan: a ultra-high-pressure water gun that slices through the bombs from a safe distance.
The so-called Stingray was developed by Sandia National Laboratories and TEAM Technologies, which is based in Albuquerque. "Here's how it works," writes Spencer Ackerman. "An explosive charge creates a shock wave in the Stingray’s water reservoir, propelling the water outward at a rate of speed high enough to slice through a roadside bomb. In other words, it’s not a matter of water fizzling a bomb into futility. The Stingray destroys the bomb through the force the water carries. No pump-action necessary."
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