Could an x-ray laser be used as a weapon?

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Could an x-ray laser be used as a weapon?
« on: 18/06/2010 02:28:43 »
How powerful would an x-ray laser need to be to kill a person within a few seconds? I know that air is not transparent to x-rays so what would the range be? What would the effects be, assuming you are only delivering a lethal dose of x-ray, not trying to physically damage the body like is done with bullets?
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