Soon We May See Laser Shooting Cows Walking Around

Samuel Reason | May 14th, 2018

Scientists are working hard on making another breakthrough in the world of contact lenses the next goal will be to allow wearers to shoot out lasers. Yes, you read that right, no it is not a new superhero or comic book character. A scientist has recently developed a laser that can be carefully placed on a membrane, meaning you could shoot lasers from your eyeballs. They have tested the new contact lens on cows, effectively creating cattle with laser beams coming out of their eyes.

spectrum.ieee.org

The first ultrathin membrane laser can be attached to any fixed or curved object, even very delicate ones like eyeballs. Once charged these lasers can emit a green laser, don’t worry though this is not being made for warfare. These lasers are being developed with more of an identification use in mind, a way to open security doors or enter into restricted areas of a building.

Though who knows where the future developments will bring them, will farmers of the future need to protect their livestock at all? With cows being able to shoot lasers from their eyes: any protection will no longer be needed.

No need to fret just yet though, no one is creating battalions of cows wearing deadly lasers that blast from their eyes. Researchers have been able to successfully place their membrane laser on the cow eyeballs, which is a great first step for this type of technology. Laser light is very interesting for passing security scans because unlike other light sources it just shoots in one direction and uses one wavelength.

The problem has always been they require a solid supporting structure to correctly emit the beam, now that researchers have been able to overcome this barrier with their flexible membrane attachment we could find lasers being mounted onto many different technologies of the future. For example, they could be attached to bank notes or security documents as an extra layer of fraud protection.

Next Article
  • Nuclear Pasta The Strongest Material In The Universe

    If you happen to be in the industry of creating the strongest materials in the universe, then you are in luck. We have the recipe and it only takes three easy steps: Find yourself one dying star and put into your favorite boiling pot, boil it until it goes supernova and explodes. Beware this could...

    Read More
  • Sometimes Little Galaxies Are Actually Cannibals

    Astronomers around the globe have long seen big galaxies like the Milkyway swallow up some of their little brothers and sisters. In fact, the sky is full of cannibals. They swallow up stars that are in their cosmic neighbors, and over time eat up whole galaxies. It seems only natural, that even in space, the...

    Read More
  • A 20 Min Extra Commute Is Worse On The Mind Than A Pay Cut

    A new study into what is seen as most negative when it comes to our daily work routines shows that being told you will need to commute an extra 20 mins to get home is just as bad as being informed about a pay cut. When it comes to job satisfaction it seems that commuting...

    Read More
  • The Oolichan Fish That Can Be Used As A Candle

    Oolichan fish is a type of fish that is so greasy it can actually be burnt and used as a candle. Hence it has the popular nickname the candlefish. The Oolichan is seen as a savior for many North Coast First Nations, the indigenous tribes of the Pacific northwest coast. This is because even though...

    Read More
  • Walt Disney’s Not So Happy Family

    You would think that growing up around animated series and seeing the creation of Disneyland first hand, would ensure that you would become a loving and happy family. In the case of Walt Disney’s grandchildren, this is just not the case, Michelle and her twin brother Brad Lund is far from being the happiest family...

    Read More