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Mar 7, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Livescience
The laser system is designed to protect military forces and key infrastructure.
Jan 21, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
The science could lead to rust- and ice-free metals and water-repellant electronics.
Dec 30, 2014 11:10 AM ET
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.
Dec 11, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
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
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.
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