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Boeing's new laser cannon 5 mile tank killer

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 04:56 AM
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I don't know about flies, but they can do it to mosquitoes.


In a lab in this Seattle suburb, researchers in long white coats recently stood watching a small glass box of bugs. Every few seconds, a contraption 100 feet away shot a beam that hit the buzzing mosquitoes, one by one, with a spot of red light.


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In a video, researchers showed what happens when they deploy deadly rays.

A mosquito hovers into view. Suddenly, it bursts into flame. A thin plume of smoke rises as the mosquito falls. At the bottom of the screen, the carcass smolders.

There's ready supply of fresh recruits nearby, where an intern feeds a saucer of goat blood to a colony of Anopheles stephensi, one species of mosquito that transmits malaria.

Not only can the laser target a mosquito, it can also tell a male from a female based on wing-beat.


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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:29 PM
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...about what you can do with a magnifying glass, which gives you some idea how weak the effects are. But very precise and high-speed - ideal for hitting missiles and other projectiles in flight.



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