Monday, June 10, 2002

Japanese scientists have launched a paper airplane with a laser beam. From the article, "The plane can be launched from afar, as long as the laser beam can be focused onto it... Next, the researchers hope to use the laser to guide the plane's motion. It could blast away pieces of the material on one or other of the wings. Alternatively, the wings could be fashioned from metal alloys that change shape when heated, and the laser used to warm them."