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Feds, Pilots Spell Out Laser Danger in Cockpits

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Airline pilots and federal officials launched a campaign to warn about the dangers of people pointing lasers into cockpits, also known as 'plasing'. They're promising prosecution for those who are caught. (Feb. 11) Video provided by AP


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Digital Laser Brings New Focus to Multiple Technologies

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Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) Laser technology has taken a huge leap forward with the development of the world's first digital laser system, a technology with application in multiple fields from dentistry to photo-copying. Conventional lasers are designed for specific purposes but the digital laser, developed by researchers in South Africa, promises to break new ground across a range of industries. Ben Gruber has more.
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Laser-Powered Zebedee Springs Into Action

Laser-Powered Zebedee Springs Into Action

Reuters (Apr. 30, 2013) Researchers at Australia's CSIRO have developed a hand-held, spring-loaded laser scanner that can produce three-dimensional maps with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Called Zebedee after a French, spring-propelled television puppet of the sixties, the scanner fires laser light, giving surveyors and archaeologists a powerful new tool for discovery.
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Interactive Head Tracker for Soldiers Unveiled

Interactive Head Tracker for Soldiers Unveiled

Reuters (June 25, 2013) A prototype system allowing fighter pilots and soldiers on the battlefield real-time situational awareness was unveiled at last week's Paris Air Show by US defense manufacturers Raytheon. Called the Joint Tactical Air Controller system - or JTAC - the technology is designed to help prevent friendly-fire incidents where pilots inadvertently attack their allies.
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Dutchman Brings Glow to Night Driving

Dutchman Brings Glow to Night Driving

Reuters (Jan. 25, 2013) 'Glowing lanes' on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer. Daan Roosengaarde's 'Smart Highway' involves photo luminescent paint markings on roads that are charged in sunlight and glow at night to denote lanes.
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