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 →
No, this isn't humanity's attempt at laser-etching Saturn's cloudy atmosphere with interplanetary graffiti, this is the stunning view at the bottom of a brand new adaptive optics system intended to superboost the clarity of deep space.
A technique that combines lasers and photography provides a decent measurement of the largest fish in the world. Continue reading →
The glove shoots lasers that are powerful enough to pop a balloon or sear patterns into wood.
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