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The US Navy has successfully carried out a demonstration of a high-energy laser weapon installed in a warship. On May 16, 2020, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) locked onto and disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with its Solid-State Laser - Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, Technolog
While there are drugs that help reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the joints, those medications can have unpleasant side effects in other parts of the body. An experimental new light-based system, however, is being designed to change that.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of North Carolina, Rheumatoid arthritis, Laser, Drug delivery
We already knew that copper kills bacteria on contact, as it releases ions that rupture bacterial cell membranes. The material could soon do so faster than ever, however, thanks to a new laser-based surface treatment.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Purdue University, Antibacterial, Laser, Metals
Even the smallest of deformations in structures such as buildings or bridges can lead to cracks or other failures, so the sooner that they're noticed, the better. A new laser-based system is designed to do just that, quicker and cheaper than ever before.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: Building, University of Stuttgart, Laser, Structure
While it's important to keep the wings of aircraft ice-free, the application of chemical deicers before takeoff can be problematic. German scientists are working on something that could help, in the form of an ice-repelling laser-based treatment for flight surfaces.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Fraunhofer, Airbus, Dresden University of Technology, Ice, Biomimicry, Laser
‘I love how old le mans cars had fluid surfaces meeting technical elements, and we recreated this,’ previews rob melville, design director, mclaren. The post mclaren 765LT debuts supercar with long, technical, laser cut rear appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Archaeologists have used laser technology to map a 100-km (62-mile) Maya stone road that could have been built 1,300 years ago to help with the invasion of an isolated city in modern-day Mexico. The ancient highway is thought to have been constructed at the command of the warrior queen Lady K’awiil Ajaw, and would have been coated in white plaster.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Archaeolog
The US Navy has successfully installed its first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) laser weapon aboard one of its warships. During dry-dock operations, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) received the stand-alone laser system, which is designed to blind the sensors on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Navy
Israeli defense technology company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd recently released a demo of their special “Drone Dome” counter-drone defense system. A car-mounted anti-drone solution that can fry unwelcome drones from miles away using a high-powered laser beam.The demo above, released just a few days ago, is pretty intense. So-called “hostile” drones are detected, t
the innovative EPFL technology shows promising potential in various industries, mainly in 3D bio-printing and dentistry. The post EPFL develops high-precision 30 second laser 3D printing method appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.


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