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Nov 25, 2015 07:23 AM ET
Lasers have hit the mainstream. They're everywhere! And now ultra-precise weapons are in the works based around these targeted waves of light.
Nov 21, 2015 10:06 AM ET // Renee Morad
Scientists have unlocked an interesting method of using a laser to lower the temperature of water by roughly 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue reading →
Oct 29, 2015 01:15 PM ET
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.
Sep 19, 2015 03:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Sep 14, 2015 11:52 AM ET
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.
Aug 31, 2015 01:36 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
A portable, directed-energy weapon system can be set up in minutes and disable a flying target. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Renee Morad
The advance could someday help track the spread of diseases, such as cancer. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Renee Morad
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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