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China is developing a handheld sonic weapon for crowd control: report

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China has developed the world’s first handheld sonic, gun control, riots, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has been announced.

The instrument was jointly made by the military, law enforcement, and that it is intended to distribute the demand on targeted waves of low frequency, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

The scientists have been quoted as saying that the “biological effects” is an extreme and cause discomfort, the vibrations in the eardrums, eyes, kidneys, liver, and brain.

Some studies have shown that low-frequency noise that can cause light-headedness, tiredness, irritability, headaches and even heart palpitations.

The news comes as China is struggling with how to deal with the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which can sometimes be aggressive, and took the city’s airport to a standstill.

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A riot police officer, brandishing a tear gas launcher through the Centre of the MTR, after the break up of the ramp to the left, in Hong Kong on Sept. 8.
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Professor Xie Xiujuan, a scientist working on the project, told the Chinese publication that the device will be powered by a tube-shaped container with an inert gas. In the heat of the gas and the particles to vibrate and a deep, monotonous sound is transmitted.

However, Xie would not disclose the details of the device’s frequency and its range of products.

The prototype has passed field testing by the third party and the researchers may have to complete an assessment of the effects on the body, according to the researchers.

SCMP reported that they also declined to comment on the potential applications, without the approval of the government.

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