Star Wars-Type Force Field: Boeing Files for Patent
Space ships that appear in Star Wars movies famously utilize non-material force shields to deflect laser blasts from other ships. Recently, Boeing filed a patent for a military vehicle shield that would work much the same way: not visible to the naked eye and capable of deflecting other non-material forces. The patent calls for “[a] method and system for attenuating a shockwave propagating through a first medium by heating a selected region of the first fluid medium rapidly to create a second, transient medium that intercepts the shockwave and attenuates its energy density before it reaches a protected asset.”
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