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Germans Build, Successfully Test Laser Weapon

15th January 2013

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A German company used a futuristic laser weapon to cut through a half-inch thick steel girder from 2/3 of a mile away.

One Response to “Germans Build, Successfully Test Laser Weapon”

  1. RealRick Says:

    Making a powerful laser is not news. I remember an ACS lecture in the late 70’s about a laser developed for the DOE to try to drill sideways through oil shale. (You don’t hear much about in-situ combustion because of the massive – and I do mean massive – failures of the DOE experiments during the ’70’s and ’80’s.)

    The trick is to make a laser that will destroy it’s target without creating a plasma cloud that races back to the source and destroys the laser. One of those little technical problems that gets skipped in sci-fi movies.