lasers stories

Attention, citizens! The latest threat to freedom and democracy has been announced by the U.S. Air Force: WEEDS! And they need you to help develop technology to defeat aforesaid weeds by inventing some sort of "floral disruptor." And yes, they do mean "disruptor" like Romulan-style. ZAP!
To squeeze laser into things like airplanes, we're going to have to make the weapons much smaller and more efficient than the boat-sized platforms we've got right now. DARPA is hard at work on a system called Excalibur that's small enough and powerful enough to make an aircraft like this a reality.