The new technology would allow takedowns from around 150 meters (approximately 450 feet) by firing a wireless dart at the target. Upon impact, a small charge detonates the dart’s pizoelectric payload, piercing the skin with electrodes and delivering a shock of up to 40 kilvolts. Yowza.
The coolest thing I learned about Tasers though? The name itself is an acronym for “Thomas A. Swift’s Electrical Rifle,”
being the hero of pulp novels read by Taser inventor Jack Cover (and yours truly).