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The US Navy (USN) plans to install laser weapon components on the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) during the second or third quarter of 2019, Captain Brian Metcalf, programme manager for LPD 17 and LX(R) Shipbuilding, said on 11 April during a Naval Sea Systems Command ...
Larry Lytle filed a motion Tuesday to withdraw his pleas. Lytle wrote and attached an eight-page affidavit stuffed with claims and allegations, including ineffective assistance by his attorney and a lack of constitutional grounds for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate sales of Lytle's laser devices.

These days there's only one venue in town where you can get a Kendrick Lamar and Pink Floyd performance in the same day: the Pacific Science Center's Laser Dome. And that's by design: Laser theater supervisor Chris Harris says that the idea sprung up from the team when they realized that laser ...
He admitted that beginning in 2005 and continuing through 2015, at least $16.67 million worth of his laser devices were sold without scientific evidence of their effectiveness and without adequate clearance from the FDA. In marketing materials, Lytle claimed the devices could treat hundreds of medical ...
Researchers have devised optical tweezers made up of laser beams that could be used to manipulate and move tiny atoms to align them to form single molecules. This is a breakthrough and has been done for the first time by scientists from Harvard University. The work report was published in a study in ...
The Makita laser level does all of its leveling in red. Generally, red lasers work pretty well and are the baseline for visibility. How well you can see red lasers depends on the amount of ambient light. Green lasers are more easily detected by the human eye, and there are some manufacturers who are ...

Laser additive manufacturing (LAM) uses a laser to fuse together metallic, ceramic or other powders into complex 3-D shapes, layer by layer. The cooling rates are extremely rapid, and since they are unlike conventional processes we don't know the optimal conditions to obtain the best properties, delaying ...
SAN ANTONIO - A safety seminar for local pilots focused, among other things, on a dangerous problem that recently affected KSAT's Sky 12 crew. Members of the Federal Aviation Administration reminded the group of pilots at the San Antonio Police Training Center that it's a federal crime that should be ...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa.– A Chambersburg man is facing charges after allegedly pointing a gun with a laser attached at one of his neighbors. Charles Griffin, Sr., 46, is facing simple assault charges for the incident. On March 29, police responded to the 1200 block of Scotland Ave. in Chambersburg for a ...
2023: The first prototype platoon of 50 kilowatt lasers mounted on Stryker vehicles, which will join MSHORAD missile launchers in frontline forces to defend against small drones. That 2023 ... The Army is also working on a larger truck-mounted laser — less mobile but more powerful — in the 100 kW range.
Brandi Glanville Explains That Her Upper Lip Is Paralyzed Because of a Laser Hair Removal Burn ... I had laser hair removal on my upper lip around, oh gosh, 2009, maybe 8? And I got a third degree burn. And my face on the right side doesn't move the way my face on the left side moves. So that is why.”.
Photonics Handbook FORT PIERCE, Fla., March 30, 2018 — The Southeast Regional Center for Laser and Fiber Optics Education (LASER-TEC), and the Stuart American Association of ... LASER-TEC is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence in Lasers and Fiber Optics.
The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Development Program develops weapons and devices for the U.S. military that can debilitate targets without killing them. The program's most recent invention is the NL-LIPE system, which shoots a laser at the target. The laser creates intense light and sound, and can burn through clothing.
One type of laser that's particularly suited for quantum dots is a mode-locked laser, which passively generates ultrashort pulses less than one picosecond in duration. Credit: Peter Allen. Thousands of miles of fiber-optic cables crisscross the globe and package everything from financial data to cat videos ...
Thanks to the company's proprietary HTCure™ manufacturing technology, the lasers are exceptionally robust and reliable being basically insensitive to environmental and mechanical shock. It's the inherent performance characteristics of the laser design along with the proprietary manufacturing technology ...
Australian scientists say a powerful ground-based laser targeting space junk will be ready for use next year. They say there are hundreds of thousands of pieces of debris circling the Earth that have the potential to damage or destroy satellites. Reducing the amount of space junk in orbit has been the focus ...
Directed energy weapons such as lasers have many advantages over more traditional kinetic weaponry, not least of which the fact that you don't need to cart around ammunition for them. But somewhat surprisingly, some of the most promising laser developments have been in the field of non-lethal ...

Lasers are created when the electrons in the atoms of a medium are pumped with energy, in this case by another laser. The atoms become excited and move to a higher energy orbit around the atoms' nuclei, and when the electrons relax and move back to a lower energy orbit, they emit a tight beam of ...
PORT ANGELES — A Coast Guard helicopter crew member suffered eye damage when he was stuck by green laser lights while training in Port Angeles. He and two other members of the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew landed safely after being hit by a laser several times at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, the ...
Who would have thought you could make a game out of an optical bench? [Chris Mitchell] did, and while we were skeptical at first, his laser Light Bender game has some potential. Just watch your eyes. The premise is simple: direct the beam of a colored laser to the correct target before time runs out.
But it's not actually transmitting a recording or relaying an actual person talking at all. What's actually happening is an interaction between two lasers. The first is what's known as a femtosecond laser, which shoots out pulses of amplified light at an extremely high speed. This creates a ball of plasma, a field ...
II-VI's new applications laboratory provides close customer support on state-of-the-art laser materials processing with practical hands-on training, in-depth applications consulting and detailed feasibility studies based on the know-how of II-VI's applications engineers and the advanced capabilities of II-VI's ...
PORT ANGELES, Wash. - The Coast Guard is asking for help to find whomever pointed a green laser light at one of it's helicopter crews training at Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles on Wednesday night. It happened around 9:00 p.m. and the crew traced the light to an area near 4th and 8th streets on the east side of ...
Royal Huisman turns over this 81m / 266ft contemporary schooner, which upon delivery in 2020, will be the world's largest aluminum sailing yacht. Tags: epic, Royal Huisman, superyacht. Related Posts. VIDEO: Gravity is overrated →. VIDEO: Boat crash on Columbia River →. VIDEO: Cruise Ship ...
Lockheed Martin has received a $26.3 million contract for a laser weapon that could be mounted on a fighter jet. The contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (ARFL) aims to have a unit capable of testing on a plane by 2021, according to New Atlas. "Earlier this year, we delivered a 60 kW-class laser ...
If perfecting your golf swing was on your to-do list in 2018, you're in luck. A new company called SQRDUP is hoping to help you up your game, and perhaps bring down your handicap. The key to the company's new technology is an ultra-bright laser beam that provides the basis to SQRDUP's innovative ...
MARSHFIELD - Gather up the kids for laser tag at the Marshfield Mall. Hub City Adventure will be officially open for business with its grand opening Saturday. The laser tag, mini-golf and arcade center is open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Mike and Nicole Schreiner said ...
After suggestions were tallied on March 13 and voting for the top contenders concluded Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced Thursday that the laser weapon would be called Peresvet (after the 13th century monk who died in battle against the Mongol army), the underwater drone would be ...
The microwave system was able to bring down multiple UAVs at once when the devices swarmed, while the high energy laser (HEL) was able to identify and shoot down 12 Class I and II UAVs, as well as six different stationary devices that propelled mortar rounds. The equipment is intended to protect US ...
Tucked into the omnibus federal budget bill released Wednesday is the funding needed to keep the University of Rochester's laser lab open and operating. The $75 million is an increase over the $68 million in federal funding awarded to the facility this year. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand ...
Most of the U.S. military's laser projects have to do with using the focused beams of light either as as weapons or as aiming devices for weapons. But now, the Pentagon is experimenting with lasers for an unlikely purpose: actually mimicking human speech. The result is a system that could be useful for ...
DGSHAPE by Roland IRVINE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – Roland DGA announced the launch of the world's first laser foil decorator – the DGSHAPE LD-80. Engineered to enhance a vast array of items with text, logos and graphics using a variety of metallized and holographic foils, the LD-80 makes it easy to ...
Raytheon is pushing hard to lock in as much of this market as it can, building both High Energy Laser (HEL) and High Powered Microwave (HPM) weapons that can find, fix and kill or disable the increasingly cheap and capable drones. Evan Hunt, the company's senior manager for HEL, offered that market ...
However, lasers also come with some serious disadvantages. They require huge amounts of power and the power generators are bulky. If you expect to see hand-held laser pistols, don't hold your breath. The batteries needed to power such things would be so powerful and so dangerous that they'd be ...
... microwave devices could be more useful than lasers because microwaves can pass through materials than optical light can't. The latest device, made by physicists at Imperial College London, can now produce a continuous maser beam in room-temperature conditions. The set-up involves shining a laser ...
The Epson EH-LS100 (sometimes referred to as the Epson Home Cinema LS100 in America) combines two of the biggest trends on home projection right now: it's an Ultra Short Throw (UST) design that uses a laser light engine. Ultra Short Throw models sidestep one of the most challenging aspects of ...
Patterns needed to create the images were taken at the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), the X-ray free-electron laser at SLAC. Nanoviruses have been studied at LCLS without a holographic reference, but the interpretation of the X-ray images required many steps, relied on human input, and was a ...
Scientists at Imperial College London are attempting to use powerful lasers turn light into matter, potentially proving the 84-year-old theory known as the Breit-Wheeler process. According to this theory, it is technically possible to turn light into matter by smashing two photons to create a positron and an ...
To create the flying microlaser, the researchers launched laser light into a water-filled hollow core fiber to optically trap the microparticle. Like the materials used to make traditional lasers, the microparticle incorporates a gain medium. The researchers excited this gain medium using a second laser beam, ...
"We have got tests starting this summer and the flight tests next summer," Jeff Stanley, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for science, technology and engineering, told reporters. "There are still some technical challenges that we have to overcome, mainly size, weight, power." Military laser beams are ...
... photonic integrated circuits, optical components, lasers, sensors, imaging, displays, optic fibers and other related technologies. The Russian Laser Association is an international scientific-technical organization dedicated to advancing knowledge and practical use of laser-based technologies in Russia.
According to Reuters, the most difficult to obtain part are VCSELs, or vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, which is the core component of Face ID responsible for projecting thousands of tiny little lasers onto people's faces. When asked about the outlook for other phones with having Face ID-like tech, ...
Forty-five unmanned aerial vehicles and drones fell out of the sky during a U.S. Army exercise after Raytheon's advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy engaged and destroyed them. These common threats were knocked down during a Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment (MFIX), held in ...
The laser weapon pods are unlikely to be mounted on the F-35 fleet, however, since the pods could interfere with the plane's stealth features; B-2s and F-22s are unlikely to have the lasers pods installed for the same reason. SHiELD is made up of three components: the technology that points the laser at ...
Laser-driven controlled fusion experiments are typically done using multimillion-dollar lasers housed in stadium-size buildings. Such experiments ... built from scratch. To create extremely hot, dense plasmas, researchers used the laser to irradiate a target of nanowires made out of deuterated polyethylene.
Remember those lasers that are supposed to be lighting up over the Congaree River every night for the next 10 years? You might have caught a preview of them last August during the eclipse weekend. Despite a hope of having the installation up and running nightly by the beginning of this year, it's still not ...
NASA Plans to Send High-Definition Video of Mars to Earth With Lasers ... Now, NASA wants to take that experience to a new level by transmitting high-definition video from places like Mars to Earth using laser beams. ... The probe won't be the first time NASA uses laser light to beam data from space.
We demonstrate nonmagnetic topological insulator lasers. The topological properties of the laser system give rise to single-mode lasing, robustness against fabrication defects, and notably higher slope efficiencies compared to those of the topologically trivial counterparts. We further exploit the properties of ...
These properties, common to all lasers, cast major doubts on the possibility of harnessing topological features to make a topological insulator laser. Despite this common mindset, we show that the use of topological properties leads to highly efficient lasers, robust to defects and disorder, with single-mode ...
A large team of Russian researchers from Rosatom, joined by three MIPT physicists, has modeled the impact of a nuclear explosion on an Earth-threatening asteroid. They manufactured miniature asteroids and blasted them with a laser. The modeling technique developed in this study is a way of ...


 

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