15 February 2010

Lasers Shooting Stuff

Posted by Ryan Anderson

I posted about lasers last week and mentioned in passing that the US military was working on a giant plane-mounted laser to shoot down missiles. As if on cue, this video was released, showing infrared views of that very laser doing that very thing!

And on a related note: good news for mosquito haters out there. The very same technology used to take down missiles is being used on a smaller scale to blow mosquitos out of the sky!

Hat tip to The Great Beyond blog for finding these awesome videos, and to Nicole and Joe for first tipping me off to the anti-missile laser results.