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    Default helicopter and lasers

    Who said lasers bring down heli's

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...for-hours.html
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    " the firm focused light from an array of semiconductor-diode near-infrared lasers down to a 7-centimetre beam, which automatically tracked a modified radio-controlled helicopter. The aircraft carried photovoltaic cells optimised for the laser wavelength, which converted about half the laser power reaching them to generate a few watts of electricity enough to power the rotors of the little copter."

    What a Bloody smart idea
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    Hell, it that's all it takes to get in the news, I could build that same rig in a couple of hours with junk I have around the lab. Anyone hiring a mad scientist/Evil genius. I start at $100,000,000,000.00 dollars.

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    Hired ....but I don't pay overtime yo. Heeehee!
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