Lasers have hit the mainstream. They're everywhere! And now ultra-precise weapons are in the works based around these targeted waves of light.
Scientists have unlocked an interesting method of using a laser to lower the temperature of water by roughly 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue reading →
Scientists are taking initial steps in a long-term effort to learn as much as they can about gravitational waves -- mysterious undulations in the fabric of space-time that have so far evaded clear detection.
After undergoing a 5-year upgrade, the world's most powerful gravitational wave detector is back online and hunting for the tiniest of tiny fluctuations in spacetime.
Could we one day use lasers to push lightning wherever we want it to go? Maybe, sure, but that 'one day' is likely to be a long way off. Still, though, scientists aren't easily discouraged, and it's no surprise that they're working on it.
A portable, directed-energy weapon system can be set up in minutes and disable a flying target. Continue reading →
The advance could someday help track the spread of diseases, such as cancer. Continue reading →
These lasers generate shock waves that feel like an impulse on the finger, as if the light has physical substance. Continue reading →
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