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July 30, 2019 | Source: Military Times, Todd South, 20 July 2019
Pentagon Scientists Are Making Talking Plasma Laser Balls for Use as Non-Lethal Weapons
Instead of beaming a flashing light or shouting over a loudspeaker to keep people away from sensitive areas, new technology being developed could allow troops to fire a laser that...
April 23, 2019 | Source: Business Insider, Jared Keller, 16 October 2018
The U.S. Marines Want to Mount Powerful Lasers on Vehicles That Can Stun or Attack Out-of-Control Crowds
The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce "sustainable and controllable plasma at range" for the purposes of crowd control, according to...
February 25, 2019 | Source: http://www.thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 31 October 2018
USMC Wants Truck-Mounted Plasma Weapon to Temporarily Blind, Deafen, and Even Yell At People
The U.S. Marine Corps is pushing ahead with research and development into laser-induced-plasma less-than-lethal weapons that can temporarily blind and deafen individuals, produce...
October 22, 2018 | Source: Daily Mail, dailymail.co.uk, 12 October 2018, Mark Prigg
US Marines Developing Scalable Effects Laser-Plasma Weapon System
The US Marines are developing a new laser weapon that can transmit voice messages at long range, or be turned up to deafen, dazzle or even kill. The Scalable Compact Ultra-short...
September 5, 2018 | Source: American Scientist, ://www.americanscientist.org, Todd Ditmire
Nearly 60 Years in the Making - Today's High Power Lasers
This article marked the 50th anniversary of development of the laser in 1960 and details the development path from that first few hundred watt laser to today's ultrapowerful...
June 18, 2018 | Source: Colorado State University, engr.source.colostate.edu, 14 Mar 2018, Anne Manning
Laser-Heated Nanowires Produce Micro-Scale Nuclear Fusion With Record Efficiency
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It’s also happening – at a smaller scale – in a...
June 4, 2018 | Source: Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil, 1 May 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Army's New Find Lowers Accidental Stockpile Detonation
Scientists at two major national laboratories have demonstrated a new method for testing explosives stored in weapons stockpiles, a step they say will help reduce accidental...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 25, 2018
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Instruments & Techniques
What Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instruments and techniques are available for detecting surface species on structures before adhesive bonding? DSAIC...
April 9, 2018 | Source: Defense One, defenseone.com, 20 March 2018, Patrick Tucker
The US Military Is Making Lasers That Create Voices out of Thin Air
Within three years, the Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab hopes to have a direct energy weapon that can produce an effect like a haunted walkie-talkie or the biblical burning bush...
July 17, 2017 | Source: Phys.Org, phys.org, 26 May 2017, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Researchers Develop World's Highest Gain High-Power Laser Amplifier
The world's highest gain high power laser amplifier - by many orders of magnitude - has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. The researchers...