Engineering Update #15: A Laser Gatling Gun

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 8:32am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, 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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