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A new refrigerator laser can detect food poisoning-related bacteria

To bring your kitchen into the 21st century, simply affix to your refrigerator a laser that can detect microbes on your food. And we think annihilation would be a great next step.
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Brother's new laser printers are all work and no play, and that's not a bad thing

Brother has a new line of printers designed for business environments and demanding home offices. The monochrome laser single-function, multifunction, and copier devices tout connectivity, fast speeds, and high volumes.
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This homemade laser lightsaber can burn through wire

To keep up with the growing number of lightsaber DIYs on YouTube, Styropyro decided to join in on the fun by upgrading his 3W handheld lightsaber from a few years ago to an impressive 7w version.
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U.S. Air Force general says laser warfare in the sky coming sooner than you think

Fighter jets may soon take enemies out of the sky using laser weapons. “That day is a lot closer than I think a lot of people think it is,” said U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle at this week’s 2015 Air Force Association Air &…
Cars

You can create chaos for a self-driving car for only $60

Jonathan Petit claims that he is able to create phantom objects, like pedestrians, other cars, or just general obstacles in the road using lasers that could either slow down or entirely paralyze a self driving cars.
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Live life from a cat’s perspective as Trip chases a laser pointer

In 90 seconds of truly riveting footage on YouTube, Tyler Crompton allows viewers to live the life of a laser-pointer-chasing feline by strapping a GoPro camera to the head of his cat.
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Japanese university sets world record with an insane 2 quadrillion-watt laser burst

Scientists at Osaka University in Japan have reportedly fired the world's most powerful laser beam. Researchers used the university's massive, 300-foot LFEX machine to blast out a 2 petawatt burst -- allegedly the most energetic burst ever…
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Crazy new tech projects touch-sensitive holograms into thin air with lasers

A new display system uses a set of finely-tuned lasers to selectively ionize molecules in the air, which causes them to emit a bright white burst of light. Even better, Aerial Burton has figured out how to make these holograms…
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Lockheed Martin’s newest laser weapon can destroy a truck’s engine from a mile away

Dr. Evil, eat your heart out: Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated a laser that disabled a small truck’s engine from more than a mile away. The prototype fiber laser used in the field test through the engine of a small truck in a matter…
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It doesn’t come from Q, but the LaserWatch is dangerous enough for James Bond

If you're looking for a really exciting smartwatch, and aren't bothered about apps or touchscreens, then they don't come more exciting than the LaserWatch. The name gives it all away. It's a watch. That shoots laser beams.
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Lasers to tackle grime on New York City’s oldest outdoor monument

Central Park is turning to laser technology to get the grime off its famous Obelisk monument. The granite pillar has never been cleaned during its 133 years in the Manhattan park, and the high-tech solution is deemed to be the best way to…
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Tattooed fruits are the future of produce branding

The European Union has approved the use of chemicals to condition fruits for laser cutting, helping companies eliminate the need to brand produce with wasteful stickers and packaging.