Japanese researchers have developed a “speech-jamming gun”.

It works without maiming or killing you, but it does mess with your mind. Will it be a boon to movie-goers, or a free-speech killer? And how does it work?

Linguist Daniel Midgley will explain as fluently as possible on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Here’s an article:

This one has pictures:


Here the “reverse-wave” idea, but for buildings.

And another effort.