The laser turns 48 years young today

Let freedom ring

The laser turns 48 today! (Just as important, if not more so: It’s also Megan Fox’s birthday. She turns 22.) Crazy! To celebrate this, Wired has put together a list of some of its best laser-related stories, everything from laser-etched iPhones to 100 kW Naval weapons.

No, it’s nothing to get too excited over, but perhaps you have nothing better to do on this crummy Friday than troll random blogs looking for a way to kill a few minutes. We’re here to help in that regard.