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25 May 2009

Scientists: Tasers work, but we don't know how

from The Register by Mary Lane

Posted in Biology, 25th May 2009 08:02 GMT

Despite the Taser being one of the most heavily researched less-lethal weapons in the world, its operational mechanism remains a mystery, a conference on non-lethal weapons was told.

Explanations for the electro stun weapon's apparent ability to stiffen the whole of the human body without (usually) causing any physiological damage remain unclear, inconsistent and contradictory, and it might be that psychological factors play a more important role in its effect than previously thought.

[But it's still fun. - Sarge]

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