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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Laser-Powered Lightcraft "At the Cusp of Commercial Reality"

http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-07/high-powered-lightcraft-experiments-hint-future-space-travel

Riding a Beam of Light: Kick back and relax for your one-hour commute from New York City to Tokyo. Media Fusion; Courtesy of NASA 
 
Astounding to say the least.  Using laser technology to move light weight craft to the stars is an incredible idea.  Scientists are also looking into the possibility of using this technology for ground based travel.  If more trials are successful in the coming year, expect a revolution in travel.  Except an awesome future.  Now if we could only produce the necessary electricity for this laser cheaply and with low/ no emissions.  Anyway, what are your thoughts on this subject?  Please comment below!

35 comments:

  1. wow this is cool news
    cant wait to see what this will do for traveling

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  2. If this can be used to propel us into space then perhaps we can gain stronger support for our space programs and initiate a space travel revolution as well as a travel revolution.

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  3. Things get more interesting by the day, amazing find!

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  4. maybe once they find that there's even more nothing out there we can stop caring so much about outer space and take care of things here at home. i'm talkin' misappropriated funds. so, i support this.

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  5. Turn this into personal automated travel (i.e. replace cars) and I'll be happy.

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  6. great post following and $upporting bro

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  7. wow never thought they could use this for ground based travel ...cool

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  8. Wow, genius idea. Lasers have such a massive range of applications dont they?

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  9. I read that before it is great thing.support

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  10. There is so much more technology out there then people realize! Its crazy! By the way I am liking the music that accompanies the blog :)

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  11. "Cloudless everyday you fall upon my waking eyes
    inviting and inciting me to rise
    And through the window in the wall
    Come streaming in on sunlight wings
    A million bright ambassadors of morning"
    -Echoes, Pink Floyd

    Wow. Never thought that could one day be taken literally.

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  12. I get the feeling they won't have all the kinks worked out within my life lol

    Also, what's the name of this song you have playing in the background? O_O I must have it.

    I <3 Good piano pieces.

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  13. I am very excited about this. I enjoy technology!

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  14. It kinda sounds like teleportation . But I cant see how they are going to use it around the world .

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  15. That's incredible. It's funny how much stuff that is in development and showing results that civilians don't know about. I wonder how much it would cost to ride the laser beam?

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  16. I'm gonna check out info on this, looks really crazy.

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  17. Folks this technology is real. It may seem like a far off dream but we are capable of producing so much with technology. It's truly remarkable.

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  18. Technology is advancing so fast traveling is going to be so fastttttt

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  19. This is pretty damn awesome.

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  20. Yeah seriously we need a travel upgrade and this path sounds good to me

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  21. There is an upper limit for how far a laser light can travel based on its size and power. But for Earthly constraints, it would work wonders. Even in the solar system it would probably work pretty well. Interstellar travel would still be just as painful as it looks today. But it's a start.

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  22. This looks like sci-fi to me, but at least it's nice to have dreams :)

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  23. i have heard about these before but always in the very early theoretical stages

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  24. on space it can be very useful, but if they can really adapt it for ground level it would be amazing!

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  25. This is too cool. Can't wait for it to become available.

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  26. awesome post. looking foward for ure next one

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  27. awesome stuff! definitely following!!
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  28. wow technology is amazing and endless.

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