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  • Infrared lasers could be used to blind incoming missiles.
  • The system is the size of a DVD player and could protect helicopters and airplanes.
  • The technology could also be applied to find drugs and explosives from afar.

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A new infrared laser defense system for aircraft won't blow up incoming fire in mid-air, but it will protect them by blinding heat-sensitive missiles.
Roughly the size of a DVD player, the new system will likely be used in combat operations initially, but could eventually help local law enforcement uncover concealed drugs and explosives.
"We've used good, old-fashioned stuff from your telephone network to build a laser that has no moving parts," said Mohammed Islam, a scientist at the University of Michigan who developed this new laser-based missile defense system.

http://news.discovery.com/tech/laser...-missiles.html
 

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meh. fairly exciting
but srsly, is his name really Mohammed Islam?
 

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Unlike most lasers, which emit only a single wavelength of light, the new infrared laser emits a multitude of wavelengths -- all in the infrared range. Just as infrared light from the summer sun warms up the Earth, the infrared light from the lasers warms an incoming missile -- or more precisely, it warms the heat-sensor the missile uses to track aircraft.
Sounds a lot like this...

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Multifrequency S
Randomly cycles the laser through the entire spectrum. Vastly reduced range. Vastly increased thermal damage
For the 20 people who get that.

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Originally Posted by wh-ATI View Post
meh. fairly exciting
but srsly, is his name really Mohammed Islam?
He should totally team up with Dr. Swastika. Both are in Michigan, along with Hell, by the way. Ah, funny names.
 

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Sounds a lot like this...

For the 20 people who get that.

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He should totally team up with Dr. Swastika. Both are in Michigan, along with Hell, by the way. Ah, funny names.

Nah dude, they clearly state it's an infrared laser.

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