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.
The laser system is designed to protect military forces and key infrastructure.
The science could lead to rust- and ice-free metals and water-repellant electronics.
The Internet could one day deliver your cat videos much faster than it does now, thanks to a new development in optical research that could allow more data to be sent, faster, via laser beams.
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
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