More Trek tech on the way...
Lost the article that this is specific to but saw another Trek Tech article the other day. This one involved an upcoming test on a directed energy weapon that STUNS people it is fired at. Apparently it is one of two competing technologies the US is looking at deploying. The first other one they referenced creates a painful burning sensation that goes away as soon as you leave the area the weapon is directed towards. The one they talked most about also can DISRUPT electronics and set off Imporvised Exposive Devices. You set the weapon to specific frequencies to disrupt tech or knock out people. Apparently the neural networks in our brains have specific frequencies that can be messed with that are different from those that run our heart and other vital organs.
The kicker is that the US is concerned about actually getting these in an arsenal because the UN and other countries see this as cruel weapon (which means we have to keep using 50-cals I guess). These things have been used in trials already but this appeared to be in a package suitable for use in the field.
This joins, to my knowledge, the following Trek Tech stuff:
Shields (yep and now also Polarized Plating i.e. Enterprise)
And for a real stretch: sub-space (FTL) communications
3d Gladiators division
"That which does not kill me simply postpones the inevitable"