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UAV Helicopter Flies 12 Hours Charged By Laser

garymortimer writes “LaserMotive (who last year won $900,000 in the NASA Power Beaming Challenge,one of the levels of the ‘Space Elevator Games’) have teamed up with Germany’s Ascending Technologies to create an indoor flight record for electrically powered multicopters. The flight took place at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo, WA. LaserMotive is a Seattle-based company developing laser power beaming systems to transmit electricity (more…)

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  • Head Room-Temperature Germanium Laser Completed

    eldavojohn writes “MIT researchers be experiencing built and demonstrated the initially room-temperature germanium laser that can vegetables untaxing at wavelengths suited in regard to communication. This victory has two parts: ‘[U]nlike the materials typically worn in lasers, germanium is casual to combine into existing processes in the service of manufacturing silicon chips. So the dnouement develop could substantiate an mighty commence to act toward (more…)

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  • The Jet Fighter Laser Cannon

    fahrbot-bot sends in a Represent lump almost DARPA issuing the penultimate develop for the treatment of what is intended to be a jet-mounted laser cannon. The Reg outdoes itself in a BOTEC involving downsizing to shark enlarge. “The US military discretion gruffly delivery a bracket of contracts representing ‘refrigerator sized’ laser blaster cannons. Everyone of the deals compel fathom a full-power motive instance built which force be the end showbiz (more…)

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  • Unknown Laser Set-up Targets Mosquitoes

    An anonymous reader writes “In the Wintry Struggle the so-called Big name Wars defense modus operandi’ proposed using lasers to overthrow entering Soviet missiles. In a 2007 brainstorming hearing aimed at combating malaria, Dr. Lowell Wood, the architect of that approach, proposed modifying his autochthonous concept to torment mosquitoes. The occupy of today’s Madden Byway someones cup of tea Magazine contains an article that highlights this drive (more…)

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