In a recent test at the White Sands Missile Range, a specially equipped C-130 plane fried a parked truck with a powerful laser. And while we still haven't seen evidence of the laser "defeating" a ground target, as Boeing puts it, a video of it scorching a direct hit on the hood of a truck is still pretty amazing.
By Seth Fletcher
Posted 10.29.2007 at 12:31 pm 1 Comment
On day two of the 2007 X Prize Cup, between dealing with Armadillo Aerospaces faltering attempts to win the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge and serving as master of ceremonies for the days events, X Prize founder Peter Diamandis took a few minutes to talk to PopSci about the future of his organizations marquee event. Read the interview after the jump.—Seth Fletcher
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.