The F35 has a 30khp ducted fan mounted immediately behind the cockpit. Remove the lift fan and now you have a giant vertical cavity in which to install you laser, generators, radiators, chillers, and a convenient drive shaft providing 20MW+ straight off the engine. » 9/16/14 8:22am Tuesday 8:22am

High quality mirrors will get chipped by rocks, or bullets. Damaged areas will result in hot sections, and deformation. Deformation will further reduce reflectivity, and result in further heating exponentially. The "dirt cloud" idea is basically the only realistic solution. The ablative armor mentioned above would… » 9/09/14 6:58pm 9/09/14 6:58pm

If a CAM has no medical benefit beyond unreliable anecdotal evidence, then use of it is harmful. It could "cure" a psychosomatic condition, in which case the patient should really have received psychological care. It could temporarily "cure" a chronic condition, in which case it's merely going to mask something… » 9/09/14 2:54pm 9/09/14 2:54pm