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Jan 31, 2022

Pew Pew: The US Navy is Really Getting into Directed-Energy Weapons

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It plays a significant role in our lives.

From enabling us to walk around and not bump into things to developing highly advanced directed energy weapons, the electromagnetic spectrum is vitally important to many aspects of our modern lives. But, life as we know it would also not be possible if electromagnetic radiation, notably visible light, did not exist.

For most of human history we have only known (but not fully understood) a very small portion of the spectrum — namely visible light and “heat” in the form of infrared light. But, since the scientific enlightenment our knowledge of the spectrum, and applications using it, have literally revolutionized the way we live and perceive the world and the cosmos around us.

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