Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 5

Given Russian strengths in physics and weakness  in electronics, the Russian solution is likely to be what is called “simple and elegant”, more like the carburetor of an old-fashioned car than fancy electronic fuel injection. Our gadget needs parts that actually make noise. Loudspeakers make sounds like human voices, music, bells, chimes, whistles, anything you … Continue reading Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 5

Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 4

Let’s refer back to the Polish paper quoted in Havana Sonic Attacks — Addendum for techies only: Roshchin and Dobroserdov indicated that levels of 90–110 dB within the range of lower frequencies (21kHz) and 110–115 dB within the range of higher frequencies (40kHz) constituted the limit of occurrence of functional changes [36]. Since we’re designing … Continue reading Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 4

Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 2

Let’s continue building our hypothetical device. If it’s doable, it is probably shaped by the considerations that follow. Note: if what follows is correct, the attacks should correlate to nights of low wind velocity, with the position of the attacker  sheltered from wind by a building wall. Absolute calm is essential. If you want to … Continue reading Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 2

Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 1

We’re not actually going to. This will be informed speculation, guided by open source physics and electronics. But perhaps it will inspire some young budding Dr. Evil to a lifetime of work. It all depends on your idea of fun. Let’s consider the general shape of the package: Futuristic. Eventually, all surfaces will be active. … Continue reading Havana Sonic Attack Weapon — Let’s Build It! Part 1

Havana Sonic Attack; CNN Consults “Experts”

CNN: Was Cuban sonic attack a weapon, or an accident? This is Bad Journalism. The three reporters reached out to individuals they describe as “experts”. But they aren’t experts. They are just people the three authors can talk to. With the Information Explosion has come increasing specialization. A hundred years ago, a well-rounded liberal arts … Continue reading Havana Sonic Attack; CNN Consults “Experts”