June 23, 2002 |
The shrill cry of a baby can be one of the most annoying sounds of daily life, but it is music to Pentagon strategists. An electronics company, American Technology Corp., has turned the wail of a baby into a weapon that fires "sonic bullets," narrow beams of noise that exceed the human threshold of pain. It can incapacitate people or compel them to flee. "It gives you the equivalent of an intense migraine headache," said Elwood G. Norris, the company's chairman and inventor of the device.
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February 2, 1999
Nevada Manhattan Group, a Calabasas-based mining concern, has completed an agreement that gives it 51% control of American Petroleum Technology Corp. or Petrotec. Los Angeles-based Petrotec has experience in the design, engineering, construction and management of petroleum refineries, pipelines and storage systems. Looking to expand its share of the world's $70-billion fishing industry, the company also announced the acquisition of Russian-based Rexco Inc.
June 14, 1990 |
The New Zealand government said Thursday that it would sell the Telecom Corp. to a consortium dominated by two big U.S. telecommunications companies. In a complex deal that will take several years to complete, Telecom will be sold for $2.5 billion ($4.25 billion Australian), the government said in a statement. The sale will be New Zealand's biggest privatization by far.
March 10, 2004
I read with great interest "The Pentagon's Secret Scream" (Opinion, March 7). Let me say that I am no fan of President Bush. I became an independent because, over the years (58 in my case), I have learned that hypocrisy exists in both parties. Still, I find it troubling that we would question using a nonlethal technology in warfare because it might give someone an earache. I would think even permanent deafness is a welcome alternative. What am I missing? Is it a question of the long-term health ramifications?
April 18, 2005 |
California inventor Elwood "Woody" Norris has been named to receive the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize this year to honor technology he developed to focus sound over long distances. Norris, founder and chairman of American Technology Corp. in San Diego, holds 47 patents, including one covering his invention of hypersonic sound technology. The largest cash award for U.S.
October 13, 1987 |
American Micro Technology Corp., a mail-order computer company based in Tustin, said Monday that it has agreed in principle to be acquired by a Denver firm. Video Data Network Inc. will buy all of the stock of Mansi Investments Inc., which conducts business under the American Micro name, for about $13 million in cash, according to Jack L. Legg, Video Data's president. Legg said his company decided to buy American Micro because of its "lean and mean" financial management.