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New Material Keeps Pilots Safe From Lasers

New Material Keeps Pilots Safe From Lasers

Engineers help protect pilots from blinding lights.

New Material Keeps Pilots Safe from Lasers

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 19:15

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  1. Laser - A device that emits an intense bean of light.  Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
  2. Blinding - The act of making someone unable to see permanently or temporarily.
  3. Gold nanocluster - A small group of gold atoms that behaves differently than a larger piece, for example having a reddish color instead of the usual gold color that in general handles light differently.

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