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The first laser was made in 1960, and since then, lasers have become increasingly useful -- by delivering information through fiber optic cables and in LASIK and other ablative cutting processes. What would we do without lasers? It's possible that lasers could solve all of our energy needs if inertial confinement fusion ever pans out. We're still discovering cool things to do with lasers, so check out a few of these links on coherent light sources. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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    Anonymous Coward, 12 Aug 2015 @ 10:45pm

    Laser weapons will have a disadvantaged against traditional heavy metal weapons for a very long time, simply because there is always the problem with providing them with power, and the fact that they need to be 'attached' to the area of operation. The failure of the airborne lasers in the Star Wars program was an obvious sign of just how precarious sci-fi tech really is.

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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2015 @ 1:25am

    Sure, lets weaponize everything because that worked so perfectly in the past.
    Cool and awesome approach to life.
    Sidenote: every weapon-like thing in these articles are used as a defense against American weapons. Just something to think about...

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    Ninja (profile), 13 Aug 2015 @ 7:26am

    I look forward seeing a meme (with lasers...) come true. Mayhem!

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    Monday (profile), 13 Aug 2015 @ 8:04am

    Laser Guns

    So, I guess the "Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range" isn't exactly around the corner? :D

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    John Fenderson (profile), 13 Aug 2015 @ 11:45am

    Cost-effective

    "and may be more cost effective than using conventional missiles"

    Which is a very good reason to oppose this technology.

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