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

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February 17, 2014
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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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$845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder Named Best of the Best Cars for 2014

$845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder Named Best of the Best Cars for 2014

TheStreet (June 6, 2014) — Robb Report is out with its 26th annual Best of the Best issue which features some of 2014's cars with the most wow factor. Robb Report senior vice president and group publisher David Arnold reveals three of this year's top picks, including the Ferrari 458 Speciale, named the best sports car for 2014. He reveals what features made the Rolls-Royce Wraith the winner in the coupes and GTs category, especially as Rolls-Royce is often associated with having a more stately aesthetic, rather than sporty. For those who really have money to burn, Arnold details the most expensive car of the best of the best issue, the Porsche 918 Spyder, named the best convertible of the year. The full list can be found at http://robbreport.com/best-of-the-best-2014. Video provided by TheStreet
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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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