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Navy Can't Praise Its Laser Weapon Enough

Navy Can't Praise Its Laser Weapon Enough

Newsy (Dec. 11, 2014) The LaWS laser gun spent several months deployed on a Navy transport ship, and the Navy can't say enough good things about it. Video provided by Newsy
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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NASA, Hospital Fix Spacesuit Through Imaging

NASA, Hospital Fix Spacesuit Through Imaging

AP (Dec. 9, 2014) Scientists, engineers and doctors watched via a live stream feed at Houston Methodist Hospital as doctors took images of a NASA spacesuit in order to find problems. An astronaut nearly drowned in his suit last year. (Dec. 9) Video provided by AP
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Japanese Scientists Unveil Floating 3D Projection

Japanese Scientists Unveil Floating 3D Projection

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 20, 2014) Scientists in Tokyo have demonstrated what they say is the world's first 3D projection that floats in mid air. A laser that fires a pulse up to a thousand times a second superheats molecules in the air, creating a spark which can be guided to certain points in the air to shape what the human eye perceives as an image. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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