A directed-energy gun is now authorized for use in Persian Gulf.
A new laser link with the International Space Station could do what optical fiber has done for internet access on Earth -- by turning orbital communications from painfully slow dial-up to blazing-fast broadband. Continue reading
The combination of lasers and air could be used to create an instantaneous optical fiber to any point on earth, or even into space.
NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has set off some fireworks on the Red Planet with the zap-zap-zap of its high-tech space laser.
What happens to carbon -- and other solid materials -- when the pressure is even greater, such as what exists in the cores of Jupiter, Saturn and giant planets beyond the solar system? The world's largest laser hopes to find out.
Polish scientists are working on a new method to detect drunk drivers. This time, instead of driver's walking a straight line, a laser zaps your car and sniffs out any alcohol fumes. Is the system ready now to get drunks off the road?
NASA beamed a high-definition video from the International Space Station down to Earth Thursday (June 5) in a demonstration that could pave the way for much speedier deep-space communications down the road.
Could the physics behind lasers help solve one of the biggest paradoxes hanging over theoretical physics? Continue reading →
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