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Jan 26, 2015 03:40 AM ET
Researchers have found a way to use lasers to cut nanostructure patterns into metal that make the material so water-repellent that H2O just bounces right off of it -- all without the use of chemical coatings.
Dec 31, 2014 01:03 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
A tiny device that detects nanoscale vibrations that occur inside microscopic beings.
Dec 11, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
A directed-energy gun is now authorized for use in Persian Gulf.
Dec 11, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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
Jul 23, 2014 08:30 AM ET // ABC Science News
The combination of lasers and air could be used to create an instantaneous optical fiber to any point on earth, or even into space.
Jul 18, 2014 02:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
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.
Jul 16, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Jun 17, 2014 06:06 AM ET
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?
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