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74 Brilliant Laser Breakthroughs

From Digital Grafitti to Real-Life Laser Weapons

— January 29, 2011 — Tech
The precision and power of the laser has made it an indispensible tool in our daily lives. Since its discovery, the laser beam has made advances in science, technology and design. I am constantly amazed at its many reinventions and unique applications. From moving, creating and destroying objects, these laser breakthroughs prove that there isn't much a laser can't do.

Implications - Laser technology is more than just a science fiction fixture, and the companies that are taking advantage of the multitude of creative purposes that it can be used for are perfectly poised to move into the next decade. Instead of avoiding an uncertain technology whose mainstream practicality is as of yet relatively unproven, forward-thinking businesses should embrace the opportunity to get on the forefront of technology such as this.
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Phenomenal Lunar Shows
Phenomenal Lunar Shows
NASA Lasers the Moon for 'International Observe the Moon Night'
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Laser Pacemakers
Laser Pacemakers
Michael Jenkins et al. Developed a Heatbeat Regulating Laser Beam
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Laser-Scanned Art Galleries
Laser-Scanned Art Galleries
Surface Deposit Displays Grungy and Surreal Objects
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71
Room-Scanning Knapsacks
Room-Scanning Knapsacks
The Laser Backpack Maps Interiors and Creates 3D Models
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70
Digital Graffiti
Digital Graffiti
The VR/Urban SMSlingshot Tags Walls With Projected Messages
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69
Micro-Sized Smartphone Projectors
Micro-Sized Smartphone Projectors
Lemoptix Projectors are as Tiny as a Pinkie Finger
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68
Upgraded Childhood Weaponry
Upgraded Childhood Weaponry
Learn to Make a Laser Guided Slingshot with this Video Tutorial
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67
Forensic Innovations
Forensic Innovations
Skin Scanner Recovers Fingerprints
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66
Cancer-Exploding Lasers
Cancer-Exploding Lasers
Nanobubble Bursts Target and Kill Cancer Cells Like a Jackhammer
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65
Disco Auto Washes
Disco Auto Washes
Happy Cow Car Wash Introduces the Lazer Show Laser Wash
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64
Nightastic Water Shows
Nightastic Water Shows
'World of Color' New After-Dark Entertainment at Disneyland
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63
Laser Scissors
Laser Scissors
High Tech Cutting
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62
Laser Medication
Laser Medication
The Painless Laser Epidermal System is a Needlefree Drug
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61
Bug Zapping Shields
Bug Zapping Shields
The Mosquito Laser Creates an Invisible Barrier Around Your House
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60
Laser Loving Photoblogs
Laser Loving Photoblogs
'We Have Lasers' is a Blast from Your Star Shot's Past
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59
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
Laser Guided Robotic Assistant
The El-E Robot
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58
Interactive Ice Projections
Interactive Ice Projections
S-MAX Gets Launched with Live Actors and Laser Cannons
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57
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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55
Laser Beams That Trigger Amnesia
Laser Beams That Trigger Amnesia
MIB Tool Becomes Military Reality
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54
Home Built Laser Harp
Home Built Laser Harp
Light-Controlled Synth Harp in Action
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53
Power-Beamed Flight
Power-Beamed Flight
This LaserMotive Laser-Powered Helicopter Flies for Over 12 Hours
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52
Sun Energy Simulation
Sun Energy Simulation
The World's Largest Laser Will Be Ready to Ignite in 2010
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Laser-Designed Vases
Laser-Designed Vases
The Ginder 'Materialized Vase' is Jeweled Perfection
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Robot Laser Snakes
Robot Laser Snakes
The RoboBoa is Next in High-Tech Robotic Toys
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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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3D-Images in the Air Using Laser Plasma
3D-Images in the Air Using Laser Plasma
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Shipshape Military Lasers
Shipshape Military Lasers
Free Electron Laser by Boeing for the US Navy Gets its Sea Legs
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45
DIY Hi-Tech Gadgets
DIY Hi-Tech Gadgets
Kipkay Teaches You to Make a Laser Lighter at a Low Price
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44
Environmental Public Art
Environmental Public Art
Prize-Winning 'Nuage Vert' Design Projects Green Cloud Into Helsinki Sky
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43
Personal Hair Lasers
Personal Hair Lasers
Will The $300 X5 HairLaser Grow Your Hair?
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Liquified Fat Lasers
Liquified Fat Lasers
LifeSculpt Liposuction Drains the Flub
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41
In-Home Laser Hair Removal
In-Home Laser Hair Removal
TRIA Laser Hair Removal is Backed by Kim Kardashian
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40
Bike Safety Lasers
Bike Safety Lasers
The Lightlane Leaves Room for Comfortable, Safe Cycling
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Eco Tattoo Removal
Eco Tattoo Removal
Green Skin Cooling
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38
Long-Range Military Lasers
Long-Range Military Lasers
Humvee-Mounted Boeing Laser Avenger Hunts Down IEDs
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37
LaserVibe Personal Light Show Brings Back 1990
LaserVibe Personal Light Show Brings Back 1990
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36
Fat-Zapping Lasers
Fat-Zapping Lasers
Non-Invasive Zerona Machine Tones & Tightens, Sans Surgery
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35
Banish Baldness With The HairMax Laser Comb
Banish Baldness With The HairMax Laser Comb
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34
Lasertastic Innovations
Lasertastic Innovations
Bright Lights Can Be Useful, Fun and a Little Dangerous
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33
Design Your Own Moleskin
Design Your Own Moleskin
Custom Engravings
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32
Disco Ball Clothes Cleaners
Disco Ball Clothes Cleaners
The Supernova Robot Uses Lasers to Eliminate Stains
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31
Automatic Lasers for Cats
Automatic Lasers for Cats
The Frolicat Bolt Will Drive Your Feline Crazier Than Catnip
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30
Ludicrous Lasers
Ludicrous Lasers
Army Grade Spyder 2 GX Laser is a Beaming Beast
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29
Laser-Printed Shoes
Laser-Printed Shoes
The Marloes Ten Bhomer 'Rapidprototypedshoe' was Made by 3D Printing
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Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Bullseye Shot Turns it Off
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High-Tech Insect Swatters
High-Tech Insect Swatters
The Photonic Fence Kills Mosquitoes with a Laser
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BDSM-themed Ad for Laser Hair Removal Service
BDSM-themed Ad for Laser Hair Removal Service
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Body Modifcations With Lasers
Body Modifcations With Lasers
It's Painless on Nails
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LED Laser Guitars
LED Laser Guitars
Ok Go Lit Up the Stage at 2009 Design Miami
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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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Super Laser Pointer Can Light Matches, Pop Balloons
Super Laser Pointer Can Light Matches, Pop Balloons
Hercules 400 Laser
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Molecular Meals
Molecular Meals
Dining is a Science Experiment at Chicago's 'moto' Restaurant (SPONSORED)
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Futuristic Sci-Fi Autos
Futuristic Sci-Fi Autos
The Phase 2.0 is a Strong All-Terrain Vehicle
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Laser-Projected Bike Paths
Laser-Projected Bike Paths
The Light Lane Keeps Cyclists Safe
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High-Tech Traffic Safety
High-Tech Traffic Safety
Hanyoung Lee's Virtual Wall
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Housefly Gets Glasses Made With Lasers
Housefly Gets Glasses Made With Lasers
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Custom Laser Jewelry
Custom Laser Jewelry
Ponoko
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Laser Illusion Circuses
Laser Illusion Circuses
'Secret Show' is a New Breed of Entertainment for the Next Gen
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L.A.S.E.R. Tag
L.A.S.E.R. Tag
Laser Makes Every Building A Billboard
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Philips Digital Light Painting Kit
Philips Digital Light Painting Kit
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Laser Alarm Clocks
Laser Alarm Clocks
It's Time to Upgrade with the Reflectius Clock
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Artistic Barchitecture
Artistic Barchitecture
901 Tequila Presents Artistic Emphasis on Club Decor & Architecture
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9
Laser-Lined Lounges
Laser-Lined Lounges
The United Visual Artists' House Makes for a Light-Intense Showroom
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Laser Air Writing
Laser Air Writing
The Flowlight
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Intense Laser Suits
Intense Laser Suits
Wei-Chieh Shih's 200 LD Stage Suit is Begging to Hit the Dance Floor
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Laser Dresses
Laser Dresses
Hussein Chalayan (Follow-Up)
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Anti-Aircraft Lasers
Anti-Aircraft Lasers
The Laser Close-In Weapon System Shoots Planes with Death Rays
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Blinding Boobies
Blinding Boobies
The Lazertits Website Frees Those Busty Bosoms For Some Sci-Fi Fun
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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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Real Life Sci-Fi Weapons
Real Life Sci-Fi Weapons
DIY Star Trek Phaser is Real and Really Dangerous
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