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Phasers (Lasers) are now a thing!!

ABfield

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Report this Apr. 09 2013, 7:41 pm

So the US Navy is going to deploy humanity's first laser weapon. Here we go people, Gene's universe is starting to take shape.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22076705


http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/apr/09/us-navy-laser-cannon-planes


 


 

K_tigress

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Report this Apr. 10 2013, 8:38 pm

Hay thanks for sharing that pretty cool and interesting article.
There is also something in the testing stages a plasma based gismo that speeds up healing of wounds as well just like on any of the shows.


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starfan97

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Report this Apr. 12 2013, 3:28 pm

Yah! now i really have something to give my friends strife about... the last thing they want me to have is a phaser equivalant. But i would think it could be very useful in the military.

ABfield

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Report this Apr. 14 2013, 11:46 am

Your welcome. I also saw on TV that the founder of Research in Motion, Mike Larzus, is now working with a new company on making a tricorder.

Gawain_VIII

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Report this Apr. 16 2013, 11:53 am

While definitely cool, I don't know if a weaponized laser (phaser) is the first MAJOR Trek-inspired real-world innovation.  Some that come to mind are the cell phone (communicator), bluetooth (Uhura's ear reciever), tablet PC (PADD), Scanadu SCOUT (medical tricorder), space shuttles (maneuverable extra-atmospheric vehicles) and the ISS (starbases).


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ABfield

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Report this Apr. 17 2013, 10:16 pm

Good points. Never even thought about blue tooth. I suppose when I think of Star Trek science and technology I think about lasers. Your list is awesome BTW (as I write this message on a Tablet).


Trip: "You did all that with a phase pistol?" Reed: "Your good at fixing things, I'm good at blowing them up!".

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