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Pentagon Kills Big Airborne Laser In Favor Of Small Laser Drones [Airplanes]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Boeing 747 Airborne Laser project has been mothballed despite successfully destroying a ballistic missile and other targets. But don't dispair, pew-pew destruction fans: the US Missile Defense Command now wants to use small high...

RIP, Raygun: Pentagon's Laser Plane Laid to Rest [Military]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yes, it sounds completely crazy: A 747 jumbo-jet, embedded with a powerful laser, that can shoot missiles right out of the sky. But for sixteen long years, the U.S. military tried to turn that idea - called the Airborne Laser Test B...

Lasers could be the future of drunk-driving detection

Technology / Mobile : Engadget: Mobile

Forget the "walk-and-turn" field sobriety test; researchers have developed a laser that can detect drunk drivers remotely. A team at Warsaw's Military University of Technology shined a laser beam through a moving vehicle, along with...

Boeing Airborne Laser Weapon Fires for the First Time [Military]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Boeing and the US Air Force keep advancing in their airborne high-energy laser weapon, the modified 747-400F that is designed to shoot down missiles as they fly to their targets. Last week they fired the entire laser system for the ...

Princeton Laser breakthrough will enable sniffing the air at a distance

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser sensing technology that is expected to enable the remote distant detection of explosives, airborne pollutants and greenhouse gasses. The technique differs from previous remot...


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