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Engineering Update #15: A laser gatling gun

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 12:38pm

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics ( http://www.mouser.com/ ), the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines:
 
· Graphene Gets Colder: Researchers at the University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated that graphene can help keep electronic components up to 25 percent cooler.

· The Solar-Impulse Completes its Cross-country Journey: The solar-powered airplane, called the Solar Impulse, which embarked on a trans-American flight on May 3, has successfully completed its journey.

· A Laser Gatling Gun: A German laser weapons hobbyist has built a proof-of-concept Laser Gatling Gun. The aluminum-bodied gun's spinning turret features six blue 1.4-watt Class 4 lasers.

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