1. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook is Building a Space Laser

    IEEE Spectrum says that PointView Tech, a Facebook subsidiary, is building a laser satellite communication facility on the peak of Mount Wilson in California. The publication believes that the company is working on a laser communication satellite codenamed "Athena" and says the company has a...
  2. cageymaru

    Sony 3D Camera Technology to Fuel Smartphone Upgrade Cycle in 2019

    Bloomberg is reporting that smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Huawei, and Samsung have taken interest in 3D camera technology from Sony. The cameras can create 3D images of objects and faces that can be used for virtual shopping and gesture control. Sony is a major player in the camera...
  3. DooKey

    U.S. Suspects Chinese of Lasing Military Aircraft in Africa

    The U.S. government has filed a formal protest with the Chinese government after several aircraft have been lased at a military outpost on the Horn of Africa. There have been up to 10 incidents of lasing during flight operations and two U.S. serviceman were slightly injured by military grade...
  4. DooKey

    Navy Putting an Anti-Drone Laser on Their Destroyers in 2020

    The US Navy has awarded a $150M contract to Lockheed Martinn for a 60-150kw laser (WARNING auto play video) that is going to be used to destroy drones and small boats. The laser system is the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance or Helios for short. Lesser lasers...
  5. DooKey

    Pentagon Looking For Laser-Powered Bat Drones

    The Pentagon is looking to develop new drones that move like real creatures to gain greater mobility and stealth characteristics. Also, after they figure out how to do that the new drones need to have the ability to be powered by directed-energy beams. Current drones that sport life-like...
  6. FrgMstr

    Pew Pew Pew - 50 Kilowatt Laser Soon

    50 Kilowatt Anti-Aircraft Laser systems are soon to come to the U.S. Military. It seems as if our Boys in Green (or Sand Camo) have successfully deployed and utilized a 5 kilowatt laser in the field during testing with "unmanned aerial system technology." The Army sees 50 kilowatt laster next...