Lasers

11.21.14
LaserWatch: The story of a man with too much time on his hands
11.21.14

LaserWatch: The story of a man with too much time on his hands

Your smartwatch may may be the height of wearables today, but it can't get you out of a supervilla...

By D. Hardawar,   11.21.14
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11.17.14
Carriers are testing 'laser-radio' for bringing broadband to rural areas
11.17.14

Carriers are testing 'laser-radio' for bringing broadband to rural areas

A major step forward for wireless network infrastructure could also mean faster cellular speeds fo...

By D. Hardawar,   11.17.14
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11.12.14
Researchers twist lasers to beam data across Vienna
11.12.14

Researchers twist lasers to beam data across Vienna

Twisted laser beams have been used to send up to 2.5 terabits per second of data over fiber-optic...

By S. Dent,   11.12.14
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10.23.14
Movie laser guns have nothing on the real thing
10.23.14

Movie laser guns have nothing on the real thing

Ray guns are high on the list of "physics gone wrong" movie tropes. Unlike the real thing, the bla...

By S. Dent,   10.23.14
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09.16.14
Lockheed Martin's 360-degree laser turret gets cleared for take-off
09.16.14

Lockheed Martin's 360-degree laser turret gets cleared for take-off

Lockheed Martin has an affinity for lasers -- that much is apparent. Not satisfied with simply hav...

By T. Seppala,   09.16.14
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07.25.14
This art project turns primitive smoke signals into ones and zeros
07.25.14

This art project turns primitive smoke signals into ones and zeros

An art installation from the Koln International School of Design aims to give us a feel for the et...

By S. Dent,   07.25.14
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06.18.14
US Navy wants to blast enemy drones with Humvee-mounted laser cannons
06.18.14

US Navy wants to blast enemy drones with Humvee-mounted laser cannons

Mounting laser weapons on a Humvee to shoot down drones might seem like a military pipe dream, but...

By S. Dent,   06.18.14
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05.27.14
Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance
05.27.14

Scientists use lasers to make fruit flies do a song and dance

What with their simple genetics and ultra-brief lifespan, poor fruit flies are the go-to insect fo...

By S. Dent,   05.27.14
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05.16.14
Happy 54th Birthday, Laser Beams
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05.16.14

Happy 54th Birthday, Laser Beams

We imagine that on May 16th, 1960, when the first laser was fired, no-one involved was particularl...

By D. Cooper,   05.16.14
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