By Matthew Burnside on April 12, 2011
Let it be known, the Empire is not welcomed on Earth and the US Navy is prepared to defend it. Late last week the Navy successfully tested a laser. I’m not talking about the pointing kind, folks. I’m talking about an honest to goodness, or potentially badness, gun kind.
Badass scientists used a high-energy laser (HAL) to set the engines of a target test-ship on fire. This marks the first time anyone has done so on a moving vessel at sea. Blasting the laser through the moist air proved difficult in the past. Yet, in typical American fashion we said, “Nuh-uh. Ain’t no stupid humidity gonna stop me from blowing shit up.”
Way to go, America. Let’s not get carried away and make the Death Star now.
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