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U.S. Navy Rolls Out Laser Cannon; Rail Gun Coming Soon

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The U.S. Navy is preparing to equip the USS Ponce with a laser cannon, which can cheaply disable drones and speedboats. Video provided by Newsy


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Digital Laser Brings New Focus to Multiple Technologies

Digital Laser Brings New Focus to Multiple Technologies

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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Company Claims to Have Made Advanced 3D Printed Handgun

Company Claims to Have Made Advanced 3D Printed Handgun

AFP (Nov. 9, 2013) A US company claims to have made an advanced metal handgun using a 3D-printing process known as direct metal laser sintering, or DMLS. Solid Concepts has released a video showing the gun being fired.
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US Navy Embraces Biofuelled Future

US Navy Embraces Biofuelled Future

Reuters (Oct. 5, 2011) In its goal to significantly decrease its dependency on foreign oil, the US Navy has successfully tested its first unmanned reconnaissance helicopter powered by biofuel. The trial was the second successful test for the Navy in as many weeks.
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