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Submission + - Working lightsaber ‘the most dangerous laser (nationalpost.com) 1

NetNinja writes: Star Wars fans rejoice: someone has finally succeeded in creating a working lightsaber. And it can be yours for only US$197.97.

Hong Kong company Wicked Lasers has manufactured âÅ"the most dangerous laser ever created,â a lightsaber with a blue beam that can burn retinas and set skin on fire.

The Spyder III Pro Arctic features a 1 watt laser the company warns is the most powerful portable laser available. The beam is a thousand times more powerful than sunlight on skin and the manufacturer warns it could cause cancer.

Itââs definitely not something you want to give to your seven-year-old Star Wars fanatic.

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Submission + - Origami planes may blaze path for new spacecraft

NetNinja writes: From the International Herald Tribune Japanese scientists and origami masters hope to launch a paper airplane from space and learn from its trip back to Earth. A prototype passed a durability test in a wind tunnel this month, and the Japanese space agency adopted it Wednesday for feasibility studies. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/03/27/technology/origami.php

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