This is actually a story how lasers could hurt people and make them blind and how bad this is (yeah I know it’s bad) but the most intresting news to me was that the US army will use lasers.
I always thought this would only be used in movies and comic books, but it seems it will be reality. pretty cool if you ask me !
Indeed, Lockheed, reckons the laser weapon will be ready to test by around 2010 and could go into service by 2015. Rudy Martinez, from the Air Force Research Laboratory in New Mexico, says the weapon could selectively destroy ground targets such as communication lines, power grids, and fuel dumps, or even target the fuel tanks on vehicles.
At the moment, bombs are the only way to destroy these kinds of targets, but they are much less precise than lasers. The US Air Force (USAF) is now busy identifying the points on potential targets that would be most vulnerable to the laser. On a truck laden with electronic controls, for instance, the engine compartment would be the best strike.