According to the AP, the military now wields a giant ray gun that "shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire." The key words there are "feel as if", since the technology is apparently harmless. However, the gun's shock is great enough that people who get beamed are bound to drop their weapons. (More specifically people get jolted with 130 degrees of intense heat.) While the stunning guns won't go into mass production until at least 2010, the military seems pretty giddy about it. The article states, "The system uses electromagnetic millimeter waves, which can penetrate only 1/64th of an inch of skin, just enough to cause discomfort." The result is a weapon that's far more effective and safe than rubber bullets. To read more on the guns, click here . Thanks Maggie!