Manufacturing Bits: April 1

Portable laser weapons For years, the U.S. military has been developing high-energy laser (HEL) weapons. But the massive size, weight and power requirements of laser systems limit their use on many military platforms. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made a breakthrough in its so-called Excalibur program. The program will develop laser weapons that are 10 times ligh... » read more