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Nov 4, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Neil Savage, IEEE Spectrum
Tiny laser-like devices offer a new way to destroy cancer cells at the source.
Oct 22, 2014 12:20 PM ET
In the sci-fi genre, tractor beams have long been the preferred method for moving things in outer space. In the real world, though, scientists may have just hit upon the ideal tractor beam, one that doesn't even need to run on infinite energy.
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?
Jun 17, 2014 10:20 AM ET // Jeremy Hsu, IEEE Spectrum
The U.S. military is funding new efforts to develop anti-drone weapons for light ground vehicles.
May 28, 2014 03:06 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Scientists alter neural pathways by targeting fruit flies with light and heat. Continue reading →
May 5, 2014 11:25 AM ET // Marc Llewellyn, ABC Science
Diamonds are much better at producing high-quality laser beams than conventional techniques.
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