Comments on HELLADS: Lightweight Laser Cannon
Ultra-light High Energy Liquid Lasers are coming. (Read
the complete story)
|"thats pretty great. I kind of laughed a little when star wars first came out, with big laser gun emplacements that looked like wwII warship cannons. Now I'm not laughing anymore"
(Optional) 8/26/2005 2:19:54 AM)
|"If they can get the weight down far enough, they should be able to mount them on fighter jets. Jet engines produce plenty of power - it would use about 2 percent of the output (not even counting afterburners)."
( 8/29/2005 6:49:48 AM)
|"You might also be interesed in a laser beam weapon described by EE "Doc" Smith in the mid-1930's, the standish."
(Bill Christensen 8/29/2005 4:57:48 PM)
|"All lasers with liquids in the resonator optical path have beam divergence problems due to optical inhomogeneities caused by convection streams and uneven heating of the liquid. So the problem is not to achieve kilowatts but to get small (nearly diffraction-limited)beam divergence."
(PVZ 9/2/2005 12:22:01 PM)
|"Wow, this is really cool, and really scare.
(Crazydane 9/3/2005 6:30:31 PM)
|"they have put wrong pictures!
star wars blasters/lasers/turbolasers and ion cannon, are not like
real life lasers!"
( 9/9/2005 2:57:24 AM)
|"READING IS THE LIVE"
(SEMSEM 9/12/2005 6:03:50 AM)
|"Interesting subject soon they will have flying pigs (Which they have now). And then they will have Robots that will destroy the world and almost everone will die. When the last hope is left they will launch a sleeper ship and go to another planet and be doomed again."
(Pheonix 9/20/2005 3:21:50 PM)
|"I think that this whole thing is really great if it is not abused. But it is still another money pit that taxpayers are forced to fill because of our 'peace-loving' politicians."
(dunaway 11/17/2005 11:43:36 AM)
|"I wouldn't go laughing at Star War's WWII style cannons, considering that some people did calculations from film footage and came to the conclusion that one Turbolaser bolt from an Imperator II Star Destroyer (Typical Cheese Wedge of Mass Destruction...) has the power equal to a TWO-HUNDRED Gigaton nuclear warhead. Just google up Star Wars Technical Commentaries and read away. As for the HELLADS LLC, nifty. The armor of the future against this won't be steel, it'll be... Mirrors. So how do you want to defend yourself? Stick out like a sore thumb but be laser proof? And risk every missile in the country coming at you... or use conventional equipment and be picked off from five-hundred kilometers away by a laser burst? Decisions Decisions... "
(Admiral Tigerclaw 11/18/2005 9:09:56 PM)
|"This is really cool. it dosn't sound real but I think it is."
( 1/27/2006 10:24:39 AM)
|"What about range, does it ever stop are u sure it not just gonna keep endlessly flying around the planet will the lazer just hit the ground after being fired "
( 5/27/2010 8:13:57 AM)
Get more information on HELLADS: Lightweight Laser Cannon
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Ulm Sleep Pods For The Homeless
'The lid lifted and she crawled inside...'
Prophetic Offers Lucid Dreaming Halo With Morpheus-1 AI
''Leads trail away from insertion points on her face and wrist... to a lucid dreamer...'
More Like A Tumblebug Than A Motorcycle
'It is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel...'
Tesla Camera-Only Vision Predicted In 1930's SF
'By its means, the machine can see.'
First Ever Proof Of Water On Asteroids
'Yes, strangely enough there was still sufficient water beneath the surface of Vesta.'
Aptera Solar EV More Stylish Than Heinlein Steel Tortoise
'When confronted by hills, or rough terrain, it did not stop, but simply slowed until the task demanded equaled its steady power output.'
Gigantic Space Sunshade Would Fight Global Warming
'...the light of the sun had been polarized by two crossed fields so that no radiation could pass.'
Untethered Spacewalk's 50th Anniversary
'But that space walk of mine wasn't so very amazing.'
ESA Designs Huge Inflatable Moonbase
'It was like being inside a balloon; indeed, that was exactly where he was.'
AlphaGarden Robot Cares For Gardens Better Than Humans
'...a simple clock-set servok with pipe and hose arms.'
Let's Make Slaver Sunflowers! Engineering Plants To Reflect Light
'The mirror-blossom was a terrible weapon.'
TeslaBot Uber Driver (2024) And The Automatic Motorist (1911)
'Robots have worse problems than anybody'
DiffuseBot Uses Generative AI To Invent New Soft Robots
'It embodies several small-scale multiple stampers, apparently for dealing with sheet metal.'
Philips Smart Palm Recognition Smart Deadbolt
'A palm lock must be keyed to one individual's hand shape...'
BMind Smart Mirror from Baracoda
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the greatest wellness of all?
Ballie Your AI Robot Companion From Samsung
Projects your content anywhere you like.
Holobox? Who Doesn't Want A Home Hologram?
'...there appeared standing upon the disk, the image of a man...'
LG Smart Home AI Agent
'...this house which clothed and fed and rocked them to sleep.'
Transparent MicroLED Screen From Samsung
Has Samsung nailed the Look of Things To Come?
Navajo Say Human Cremains On The Moon Is 'Desecration'
'Like all loonies, we conserve our dead...'