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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 →
May 11, 2015 07:04 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
Apr 27, 2015 05:07 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
A technique that combines lasers and photography provides a decent measurement of the largest fish in the world. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2015 12:19 PM ET // Renee Morad
The glove shoots lasers that are powerful enough to pop a balloon or sear patterns into wood.
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