Alibi V.13 No.49 • Dec 2-8, 2004 


Active Denial System

The search for new hi-tech weaponry brings defense dollars to local labs and a few ethical questions as well

Follow the bare, concrete lined walls in the basement of the University of New Mexico Engineering Building and you'll find the signs forbidding anyone to enter the laboratory of Professor Edl Schamiloglu without proper authorization. Due to X-ray generation and high voltage safety, researchers and students who work there are required to wear a radiation badge, just like people who work in comparable science facilities.

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