This is the world’s highest peak-power laser diode array. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's creation is capable of up to 3.2 megawatts and will be used in the European Extreme Light facility in the Czech Republic, which will be as awesome as it sounds. Read more >
This simple bumper-mounted laser promises to help remedy that by shining a bright red line on the road, 15 to 20 feet behind your vehicle, giving other drivers advance warning that you're ahead of them.
Who gave this telescope a lightsaber? Just kidding: this is, of course, the ESA's Optical Ground Station telescope in Tenerife, in the process of laser-tagging the International Space Station to establish a data connection. Read More >