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Dutch chip-making tech firm ASML buys Cymer for $2.5B for the frickin' laser beams

Self-Guided Bullet Strikes Target a Mile Away [VIDEO]

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A breakthrough in precision bullet technology for small caliber firearms will make striking a target an easier task. Two researchers at Sandia’s National Laboratories created a self-guided dart-like bullet able to strike a target more than a mile away. The self-guided 4-inch bullet prototype has been successfully tested in...
Self-Guided Bullet Strikes Target a Mile Away [VIDEO]

Beam Me Up? Scientists Fire the Most Powerful Freakin' Laser Beam Ever

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Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently fired a laser capable of outputting 500 trillion watts of power. Yikes....
Beam Me Up? Scientists Fire the Most Powerful Freakin' Laser Beam Ever

Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast

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Intrepid 6-wheeler Curiosity perhaps protested too much when it tweeted "Yes, I've got a laser beam attached to my head. I'm not ill tempered; I zapped a rock for science." NASA turned the rover's high-powered laser loose with 30 pulses of a million watts each, reducing a thin layer...
Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

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'Future of warfare' arrives in form of weapon that has destroyed drones in testing and will be fitted to active warshipThe US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the future of warfare."The...
US navy laser cannon shoots down planes
'Ridiculous Fishing' turns slaughtering sea life into one of the iPad's best games

MIT fiber could be woven into glasses-free 3D displays, and battle cancer

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Electrical engineers and material scientists at MIT have created a fiber-borne laser that could be woven to form a flexible display that could project different 3D images in any number of directions, to any number of viewers.The new display fiber (it doesn’t seem to have an official name) works in...
MIT fiber could be woven into glasses-free 3D displays, and battle cancer

NASA: Mars Curiosity ready to roam, shoot lasers

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With the Mars Curiosity rover's science instruments working well, NASA engineers are getting ready for two big tests of their robotic rover -- blasting a rock with a laser beam and getting the rover moving....
NASA: Mars Curiosity ready to roam, shoot lasers

Panasonic's 75mm-thick, 100-lumen laser projector module claims world's thinnest title

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While scanning through Panasonic's booth at CEATEC 2012, we couldn't help but notice a prototype of its world's slimmest 100-lumen laser projector module (or OIU aka optical imaging unit, as the company prefers), which can beam out an 800 x 480 picture. It's not clear when exactly we'll see...
Panasonic's 75mm-thick, 100-lumen laser projector module claims world's thinnest title

NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts

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Someday, Bre Pettis. Someday. (Photo: flickr.com/usnavy) As much as we love the notion of 3D printing ourselves a pizza and sitting down to a 3D printed game of canasta at a 3D printed dinner table, it sometimes seems this snazzy technology is often used to produce little more than tchotchkes....
NASA Hops on the 3D Printing Bandwagon and Prints Some Rocket Parts

What the Mars Rover Can Tell Us About Climate Change

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Curiosity will hunt for signs of Martian climate change, which can help shed light on Earth's own. Scientists have made great strides in predicting what will happen to Earth's climate, but there is a fundamental problem: We only have one climate to test our hypotheses in. We can't irreversibly hack...
What the Mars Rover Can Tell Us About Climate Change

An Open Source Laser Sintering 3D Printer

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Additive rapid prototyping in plastic materials is becoming quite accessible to home and hobby users. If you’re a hobbyist on a typical budget wanting to rapid prototype in metal, however, you’re limited to subtractive methods, i.e. CNC machine tools like mills and lathes, and even those are not exactly...
An Open Source Laser Sintering 3D Printer

Watch this homemade 'lightsaber' quickly burn through everything put in front of it

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Today is a holiday in the US. Since tech news is next to nonexistent, we’re all watching cool videos on the Internet. In other words, it’s time for some lasers. Let us introduce you to a 3W handheld laser that the owner has compared to a thin-beam lightsaber. YouTube user...
Watch this homemade 'lightsaber' quickly burn through everything put in front of it

Soundlazer focuses audio like a laser beam

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The Soundlazer dispenses sound like a flashlight dispenses light. A Kickstarter project aims to bring this nifty parametric speaker technology to the masses. [Read more]...
Soundlazer focuses audio like a laser beam

Forget The Death-Star Anti-Mosquito Lasers, Here's How Nathan Myhrvold Can Help Tackle Malaria -- And Improve His Image

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Nathan Myhrvold is trying to rustle up a little positive PR for Intellectual Ventures (IV) by appointing a VP of Global Good (although it's hard to see how anyone lumbered with such a daft job title is going to be taken seriously anywhere.) You can gauge just how touchy Myhrvold...
Forget The Death-Star Anti-Mosquito Lasers, Here's How Nathan Myhrvold Can Help Tackle Malaria -- And Improve His Image

NERF Lazer Tag hands-on

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We just came from Hasbro's off-site Toy Fair show room and, needless to say, we made them take us straight to the NERF Lazer Tag installation. The guns are still clearly in the early prototype stages and hand made -- with plenty of hot glue and header pins serving...
NERF Lazer Tag hands-on
Scientists measure heat produced by erasing a single bit of information
Twist light, carry terabits of data

How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making

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Additive manufacturing, starting with nothing and adding material one layer at a time, may soon be used to output entire buildingsGuitarists of the Pete Townshend school wouldn't be impressed, but their managers would be.The Who's pioneering instrument-smasher could find he's met his match with one of the bespoke nylon-bodied guitars...
How 3D printing is revolutionising guitar-making

GE Is So Stoked About 3D Printing, They're Using It To Make Parts For Jet Engines

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CONFIRMATION as to how seriously some companies are taking additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, came on November 20th when GE Aviation, part of the world's biggest manufacturing group, bought a privately owned company called Morris Technologies. This is a small precision-engineering firm employing 130 people in suburban Cincinnati,...
GE Is So Stoked About 3D Printing, They're Using It To Make Parts For Jet Engines
Photo of the Week: Laser pierces the sky at ToorCamp

Researchers capture a single atom's shadow, has implications for quantum computers

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A very small atom can cast a very large shadow. Well, not literally, but figuratively. Researchers at Griffith University have managed to snap the first image of a single atom's shadow and, while the dark spot may be physically small, the implications for the field of quantum computing are...
Researchers capture a single atom's shadow, has implications for quantum computers

CIA dragonfly drone almost beat modern UAVs by 40 years, was swatted (video)

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US intelligence agencies were just as obsessed with drone spying 40 years ago as they are nowadays -- only then, it was pipe-smoking entomologists and watchmakers who were in charge of building prototypes. Back in the '70s, the CIA needed some kind of miniature flyer to deliver an audio...
CIA dragonfly drone almost beat modern UAVs by 40 years, was swatted (video)
Beamcaster blasts the internet along lasers through the open air
Rescue the baby birds with Hareep

Why I challenged my sons to a week of computer games

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As a change from arguing about how much time her sons could spend playing computer games in the holidays, Merryn Glover set them a challenge instead - show her how to play and convince her of the merits. Here's how she scoredI'm in a metallic airlock with glowing walls and...
Why I challenged my sons to a week of computer games

Laser strikes against airplanes now an "epidemic," says FBI

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Hunting the source of a laser strike. You may not be the kind of person who gets his kicks by standing at the end of a runway and firing a small laser into the cockpit of jets during their takeoffs and landings—but plenty of other people are. In 2005, the...
Laser strikes against airplanes now an "epidemic," says FBI

Record-Breaking Laser Beam Transfers 26 Terabits Per Second—Or One Library of Congress Every Ten

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Researchers in Germany have broken the world record for the fastest data transfer speed over a single fiber optic cable. And at 26 terabits per second, it's fast enough to transfer the entire Library of Congress in ten seconds. More »...
Record-Breaking Laser Beam Transfers 26 Terabits Per Second—Or One Library of Congress Every Ten

Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

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Builder of warcraft, hoster of Blue Angels and all-around badass in aerospace engineering, Boeing is showing off its Unmanned Little Bird, among other unmanned systems, in Las Vegas this week at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, or AUVSI, Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference and exhibition. Whew. Insert...
Boeing shows off Unmanned Little Bird autonomous copter

Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Targets a Mile Away

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New submitter jpwilliams writes "Gizmag reports that researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have tested a 10-inch bullet that can be fired from a smooth-bore rifle to hit a laser-marked target one mile away. The bullet 'includes an optical sensor in the nose to detect a laser beam on a...
Self-Guided Bullet Can Hit Targets a Mile Away
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