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Here you were, thinking it was an average Thursday. Then BOOM! You read that lasers have completely inverted, becoming "non-light" as opposed to piercing bolts of laser-light.

These dark pulse lasers are formed of minuscule quantum dot crystals, with the crystals turning into light once an electrical current hits them. Each crystal dot thinks it's an individual atom and then projects dark light at the same frequency.

The beams of light are shorter but more stable than the usual sort of lasers, apparently, with the research team claiming that this is because "quantum dots are known for [their] unusual behavior." Once they emit light, the dots suddenly regain their energy at varying points of extreme quickness.
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Seems interesting How awesome would it be to have a flashlight that actually darkened a certain area instead of lighting it up?
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I want one!
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lol nice. let space sniping begin
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Interesting....

I wonder how this would help the porno industry.
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post #5 of 37
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Interesting....

I wonder how this would help the porno industry.
I am wondering both that and how it ties in with this article O_o Did I miss something?

This would be an interesting tool of war. Shine a huge one of these down with a large spread from space and black out an entire city.
    
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Originally Posted by Moonshadow View Post
I am wondering both that and how it ties in with this article O_o Did I miss something?

This would be an interesting tool of war. Shine a huge one of these down with a large spread from space and black out an entire city.
He is taking rule 34 to a whole new level...
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He is taking rule 34 to a whole new level...
Would you mind linking rule 34?
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wait wha? i'm rly tired and i can't even understand what i'm reading what does it do? darkens things?
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This could be pretty huge for people in photosynthesis research.
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