Mostly known for being an aircraft manufacturer, Boeing also designs and develops sophisticated defense, satellite and weapon systems.  Now their latest patent is something straight out of sci-fi movies: a force field to shield vehicles and buildings from explosions.  

This video from PatentYogi shows how Boeing’s system detects shockwaves emanating from nearby bomb explosions and sends out laser pulses to ionize air and absorb the blow.

While originally developed for use on military vehicles in war zones, the innovation may also aid in protecting ships and aircraft.

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Via The Next Web