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This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser This Robot Has Its Very Own Death Laser
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After years of appearing in science fiction, lasers that can actually cause harm to humans are finally small enough to be held. Now one laser aficionado has combined two sci-fi nightmares into one by giving a robot a laser. In …

DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam DARPA Just Spent $26M… On Anti-Missile Laser Beam
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According to an article in Military & Aerospace Electronics, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has given a total of $26 million in contracts to two U.S. defense companies to research a more efficient anti-missile defense system. Northrop Grumman’s …

LADEE’s Laser Sets Space Download Record LADEE’s Laser Sets Space Download Record

NASA has revealed that its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) set a record for transmitting data from the moon to Earth. The record was set on October 18, when the device transmitted data to Earth at 622 Mbps – six …

This “Homemade Lightsaber” Is As Close As You’re Gonna Get To The Real Thing This “Homemade Lightsaber” Is As Close As You’re Gonna Get To The Real Thing
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Even if you don’t like Star Wars, you have to admit that lightsabers are awesome. The expanded universe sought to explain lightsabers as pseudo-magic crystals that emit light beams, but it really is just a powerful laser. That powerful laser …

Space Laser Could Detect Counterfeit Foods, Past Life on Mars Space Laser Could Detect Counterfeit Foods, Past Life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) today revealed that a laser developed to measure carbon on Mars could soon be used to detect counterfeit food. The device, called a laser isotope ratio-meter, was developed from bulkier laser techniques that needed samples …

US Army Trying To Harness Weapons Grade Lightning US Army Trying To Harness Weapons Grade Lightning
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Zeus may have had it right after all. The god of thunder uses lightning to strike his opponents down and now the United States Army is trying to harness the power of lightning for its own purposes. They are experimenting …

Laser Sash Helps Visibly Define Your Personal Space Laser Sash Helps Visibly Define Your Personal Space

Some people are touchier about their personal space than others. Take me, for example. I like to think that I’m a fairly nice guy — no snarky comments from the peanut gallery, please — and I’m pretty personable once you …

Sharks With Frickin’ Laser Beams Attached to Their Frickin’ Heads Sharks With Frickin’ Laser Beams Attached to Their Frickin’ Heads
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Marine Bioligist Luke Tipple has finally done what Number 2 never could, provide us with sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads. The project was sponsored by Wicked Lasers, a consumer laser manufacturer in Hong Kong, that keeps …

Lasers Remove Ink From Paper Lasers Remove Ink From Paper
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge have successfully used lasers to remove toner from paper, without causing any significant damage to the sheet. Julian Allwood, leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at Cambridge, and doctoral student David Leal-Ayala …