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Intrepid 6-wheeler Curiosity perhaps protested too much when it tweeted \"Yes, I've got a laser beam attached to my head. I'm not ill tempered; I zapped a rock for science.\" NASA turned the rover's high-powered laser loose with 30 pulses of a million watts each, reducing a thin layer of the chosen

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The US Department of Energy's SLAC accelerator lab already has a pretty useful X-ray laser -- the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). But, recent modifications to the device have scientists drooling over its new found potential. Using a thin wafer of diamond, the Stanford-run lab filtered the beam

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Acer usually graces our pages for its pico projector range, but the company's taken a leaf out of the high-end book for its latest non-portable model, the K750 LED-laser hybrid. The world's first combo projector spits out 1080p, just as you would expect, at a contrast ratio of up to 100,000:1. Ace

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