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48 Insane Laser Innovations

From Giant Laser Harps to Real-Life Military Ray Guns

— June 21, 2009 — Unique
The laser has gone a long way from the lame little pointer used in board room presentations. Sure, these lasers are still around--and we've featured a few of the more innovative designs below--but there are far more badass laser products out there.

Take the real-life ray guns that are being developed for the military, for example. Or the groundbreaking laser analysis being developed by Jun Ye of the University of Colorado, which can detect diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and kidney malfunction with a sample of your breath.

Check out these laser innovations and more below.
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Laser Enhanced Windshield
Laser Enhanced Windshield
GM Tech for Aging Boomers
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Record-Setting Intense Laser
Record-Setting Intense Laser
HERCULES
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Laser Scissors
Laser Scissors
High Tech Cutting
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Bug Zapping Shields
Bug Zapping Shields
The Mosquito Laser Creates an Invisible Barrier Around Your House
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44
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
The El-E Robot
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Laser Weapons Ready for Airplanes by 2007
Laser Weapons Ready for Airplanes by 2007
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Lasers Instead of Cameras
Lasers Instead of Cameras
Radiohead's 'House of Cards' Music Video
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Laser Beams That Trigger Amnesia
Laser Beams That Trigger Amnesia
MIB Tool Becomes Military Reality
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40
Home Built Laser Harp
Home Built Laser Harp
Light-Controlled Synth Harp in Action
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39
Laser Backpack Zaps Grit and Grime
Laser Backpack Zaps Grit and Grime
Portable, Battery-Powered Dirtbusters
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Laser-Engraved Government IDs
Laser-Engraved Government IDs
Virginia Introduces Black & White Driver's Licenses
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Sun Energy Simulation
Sun Energy Simulation
The World's Largest Laser Will Be Ready to Ignite in 2010
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Laser Harps
Laser Harps
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Real Laser Gun Ship
Real Laser Gun Ship
Laser-Enchanced Boeing C-130H
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34
Nano Sutures
Nano Sutures
Laser-Bonded Healing Could Replace Traditional Stitches
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33
3D-Images in the Air Using Laser Plasma
3D-Images in the Air Using Laser Plasma
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Personal Hair Lasers
Personal Hair Lasers
Will The $300 X5 HairLaser Grow Your Hair?
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31
Disease Detection by Breath
Disease Detection by Breath
Laser Analysis Finds Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma & More
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DIY Laser Eye Surgery
DIY Laser Eye Surgery
You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, At Least If You're Ralphie
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Long-Range Military Lasers
Long-Range Military Lasers
Humvee-Mounted Boeing Laser Avenger Hunts Down IEDs
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32 Gig Mega Gadgets
32 Gig Mega Gadgets
SwissFlash Presentation Pro Knife Is a Flash Drive RC, Mouse, Laser Pointer
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LaserVibe Personal Light Show Brings Back 1990
LaserVibe Personal Light Show Brings Back 1990
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Fat-Zapping Lasers
Fat-Zapping Lasers
Non-Invasive Zerona Machine Tones & Tightens, Sans Surgery
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25
Banish Baldness With The HairMax Laser Comb
Banish Baldness With The HairMax Laser Comb
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24
Wooden Skateboards
Wooden Skateboards
Piotr Woronkowicz Laser Etching
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Laser Cut Records As Wall Fashion
Laser Cut Records As Wall Fashion
Ideia Revives Vinyl
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Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard
Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard
Finally For Sale!
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21
Ludicrous Lasers
Ludicrous Lasers
Army Grade Spyder 2 GX Laser is a Beaming Beast
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20
Weird Celebrity Fixations
Weird Celebrity Fixations
50 Foot Tall Michael Jackson Robot (That Shoots Lasers)
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Laser Pen Mice
Laser Pen Mice
Elecom's Scope Node Wireless Mouse With Stationary Sensibility
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Laser-Etched Legumes
Laser-Etched Legumes
Message Beans Show a Greeting When They Sprout (UPDATE)
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Insanely Dangerous Pranks
Insanely Dangerous Pranks
Laser Targeting U.S Commercial Aircraft
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Animated Home Galaxies
Animated Home Galaxies
The Dual Laser Star Projector
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15
Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Bullseye Shot Turns it Off
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14
Body Modifcations With Lasers
Body Modifcations With Lasers
It's Painless on Nails
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13
Laser Pointers that Burn
Laser Pointers that Burn
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Laser-Powered Travel
Laser-Powered Travel
Light Beam Propulsion for Aerospace and Aircraft
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11
Super Laser Pointer Can Light Matches, Pop Balloons
Super Laser Pointer Can Light Matches, Pop Balloons
Hercules 400 Laser
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10
Laser-Projected Bike Paths
Laser-Projected Bike Paths
The Light Lane Keeps Cyclists Safe
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9
Portable Light Shows
Portable Light Shows
The Laserpod Lets Traveling DJs Bring Parties With Them
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8
Housefly Gets Glasses Made With Lasers
Housefly Gets Glasses Made With Lasers
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7
Custom Laser Jewelry
Custom Laser Jewelry
Ponoko
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Laser-Etched Tattoos
Laser-Etched Tattoos
Burnt Skin Body Art Is So Disturbing
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5
Real-Life Military Ray Guns
Real-Life Military Ray Guns
The Laser Dazzler is Part Phaser, Part Light Saber
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4
Laser Air Writing
Laser Air Writing
The Flowlight
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3
Laser Dresses
Laser Dresses
Hussein Chalayan (Follow-Up)
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2
Laser Toy Weapons
Laser Toy Weapons
The Silver Wolf Full Metal Rubber Band Gun
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Cooking With Lasers
Cooking With Lasers
Electrolux's Laser Oven Concept Cooks Food in No Time
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