Laser attacks are serious business. According to the FBI, they've reached "epidemic levels," with 3,700 expected to occur by the year's end. But we're not talking about some kind of futuristic death rays. No, no. This is about people with laser pointers blinding pilots.
XKCD's hilarious 'What if?' series answers another farfetched question as only they can. The question: If every person on Earth aimed a laser pointer at the Moon at the same time, would it change color? The simple answer: not if it's a regular laser. But if the lasers were stronger... we might just die.
Cats and dogs chase laser pointers and pounce and twirl to the music, in this music video (seemingly) tailor-made for the Internet. Cats and lasers and tunes—what else could you ask for? Enjoy, darling.
All apologies to your domesticated furball, who I'm sure strikes adorably schizo poses chasing reflected light around your apartment, but come on. They can't measure up against a freaking lioness versus a freaking laser.
Power Point presentations and their ilk are evil, nasty things, and will continue to glaze eyeballs over for years to come, sure, but as long as the presenter's tools stay cool we'll be all right, right?
19-year-old Nathan Ramon Wells last year saw a California police helicopter and decided to aim a laser pointer at it, causing the pilot to suddenly change course during a burglary investigation. Now he's going to federal prison for 15 months.
The good news: this Star Trek phaser mod has legitimate blow-em-up functionality and pewpew sound. The best news: you can build one of your very own.
Miniature laser pointers in the shape of the classic Jedi weapon: got to be a great idea. Styled to look like Vader's and Darth Maul's lightsabers, use these keychain lasers to point out any old PowerPoint slide you're presenting, and we bet they'll have you wearing a secret grin as you imagine that sound effect. […