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According to a story
in Popular Mechanics, "In the blink of an eye, electromagnetic bombs
[E-Bombs] could throw civilization back 200 years. And terrorists can
build them for $400." By exploiting Compton Effect, extremely high energy
electromagnetic pulses (EMPs) are capable of literally melting every
microcircuit and sensitive electrical device within its range of hundreds
of miles. According to theorists, anything less than a 100% Faraday
shield will be ineffective against these Flux Compression Generator