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LaWS Laser Can Take Out Rogue Drones

The Laser Weapons System (LaWS) is now ready to take care of those rogue drones - I didn't even know that there were any drones gone "rogue".

The world's first laser weapon ó one that can "kill" threatening, airborne drones ó is ready for action, according to news sources.

"Operationally, it works just like a laser pointer," Lt. Cale Hughes, a LaWS officer, told CNN. "There's a chamber inside with special materials that release photons."

This made me think of the tough officers of the Runaway squad - in charge of taking out robots that had gone rogue and were wreaking havoc. See the trailer and about a dozen cool technologies that were introduced in that movie - see Inventions, Technology and Ideas from Runaway, by Michael Crichton.

Via space.com; thanks to John Freeman for tweeting about this.

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