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.
48 Insane Laser Innovations
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