The ADS shoots a beam of high intensity millimeter waves, which in plain English means if you get in the beam’s way, it’ll feel like you’re being dipped in lava.
Nonlethal Gun Makes You Wish You Were Shot with BFG – GIZMODO via digg


「It’s a nonlethal weapon that has been certified for use in Iraq as a means of crowd control. 」だと。集団に向かってこれをピュッピュッと放って、当てられた方はアチチ、アチチと逃げ回るわけか。まぁマシンガンをブっ放すよりはマシだが、「Active Denial System」なんて訳の分からん名称が真実から目を逸らせようとしているようで嫌だ。レーザーガンだろ、これ。「nonlethal 」が「非致死」を意味するのは直ぐに分かるとしても、果たして「怪我もしない」まで含むのか含まないのか。なにしろ「dipped in lava」だよ!? 溶岩に突き落とされたくらい熱いのよ? 火傷くらいするだろ、フツー。目に当たったら失明か!?


But while subjects may feel like they have sustained serious burns, the documents claim effects are not long-lasting. At most, “some volunteers who tolerate the heat may experience prolonged redness or even small blisters,” the Air Force experiments concluded.
Say Hello to the Goodbye Weapon – Wired News