Chinese physicists are working to upgrade the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility to blast 10-petawatt lasers. The group's ambitions, however, go beyond that, with a plan to build a 100-petawatt laser by 2023 known as the Station of Extreme Light.
Energy January 29, 2018
Laser-based simulation of affected brain cells that retrieve memory is raising hopes. This follows moderately successful laser trials on mice in MIT after scientists activated cells in the hippocampi of mice where memory is stored.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2017
San Francisco-based METI has announced plans to send signals to communicate with aliens, rather than waiting for them to call Earth. Aiming the project by the end of 2018, METI will be sending the first radio or laser signal to Proxima b - the nearest exoplanet before reaching out to other planets.
Space December 30, 2016
Researchers at the University of Michigan have made critical progress in developing lasers using blood for visualizing tissues. If successful, it can help in early detection of cancer and advanced treatments.
Material Science September 7, 2016
Those laser pointers beamed at aircraft cockpits won't damage the pilots' eagle eyes but the resulting glare can potentially result in devastating crashes. In an editorial, eye experts warned about the dangers of laser products in the market today.
Life April 21, 2016
ExDtect combines pulsed lasers and video cameras to remotely and instantaneously scan crowded areas and alert an operator once it detects traces of explosives. The explosive residue detector was developed by researchers in the UK.
April 15, 2016
Researchers at the Imperial College London have devised a breakthrough technology that can heat objects at temperatures of up to 10 million degrees. The new process exposes materials at such high temperatures in just under 20 quadrillionths of a second.
November 16, 2015
The Skarp laser razor promised to "bring shaving to the 21st century" by using light instead of sharpened steel to remove hair. Despite shattering its goal, Kickstarter has suspended the project's crowdfunding campaign.
Gadgets October 13, 2015
Some cases made by third-party companies, such as Red Shield, are blocking laser auto-focus for the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. This is because the hole at the back of the case is not wide enough.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 3, 2015
Promising to “bring shaving to the 21st century,” the Skarp razor uses light instead of traditional sharpened steel – removing hairs without the usual nicks, razor burn, or dryness. Its two Swede founders have sought funding via Kickstarters and are way past their target.
Life September 30, 2015
Boeing has developed a laser that is designed to take down drones, particularly in sensitive areas such as around the White House. The system is very accurate and lightweight, and can be set up in minutes by two people.
Gadgets August 27, 2015
By creating an innovative monolithic semiconductor device, a group of researchers was able to discover the secret to producing white laser light. The findings of the study are said to provide more advancements in laser technology applications.
Energy August 1, 2015
You are what you eat. Researchers have come up with a way to assess the diet of bears, analyzing just one strand of hair to get the information they need.
July 29, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg announces a new plan to bring the Internet to more parts of the globe, and this time, he's talking about lasers.
Internet July 3, 2015
Japanese researchers have developed a floating, laser-based display you can touch.
Gadgets June 29, 2015
Make your own laser shotgun. Just be careful where you point that thing!
Geek June 8, 2015
Fermions are difficult to observe because of their behavior. Researchers found a way to make the particles ‘behave,’ making fermionic atoms stay in place for proper imaging.
May 17, 2015
Science and innovation are taking the beauty biz by storm. Powered by the latest technology, tools like the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X are shifting the way DIY beauty treatments are done.
Feature April 18, 2015
Stars can be visually observed in a number of ways. Researchers have discovered, however, that it is also possible to hear stars, thanks to lasers and plasma.
Space March 24, 2015
The video game 'Space Invaders' is an arcade classic. Add in a real-live laser and some paper aliens, and it gets even better than you could have ever imagined.
Geek March 23, 2015
By using a laser-patterning technique, two researchers from the University of Rochester were able to give metals new super-hydrophobic property, which makes the surface extremely difficult to wet.
Energy January 21, 2015
Home security is important for any homeowner or renter, and there are many ways to ensure no one can enter your home without your permission. Here are five videos that will help you keep your home secure.
Gadgets November 20, 2014
A team of ANU physicists have come up with a new technique of moving objects to relatively further distance using a hollow laser beam. The tractor beam they have invented could potentially be used for controlling air pollution.
Energy October 23, 2014
Scientists crushed a diamond using the most powerful laser on Earth to have a better understanding of the pressure found inside the core of giant planets made up of gas such as Saturn and Jupiter.
Space July 18, 2014
Photosynthesis has been seen in action for the first time, which could help researchers develop a new generation of fuels.
Animals July 13, 2014
Physicists are getting excited about a quasiparticle called the Dropleton. The new quasiparticle has strangely exhibited behavior similar to a water drop.
Animals March 1, 2014
Radio communication is no longer suitable for modern space travel. A new laser network can transmit data much faster than most internet services on the Earth.
Space February 23, 2014
NASA has a new laser beam communication technology that could allow the transfer of high definition content from space.
Space October 24, 2013
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