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Cannon-Fired GPS Units May End Dangerous Police Pursuits
2013-10-30 11:43:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Police departments in Florida and Iowa are testing a new way of eliminating high speed chases that involves firing a GPS unit from an air cannon towards an escaping vehicle. Much like the tee shirt cannons used at sporting events, the police version of this air-powered unit is installed in the grille of the patrol car. Once powered up, a trained officer can fire a GPS unit with a sticky back towards a speeding car. The hope is that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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