Everything you know is wrong: lasers are cooling things now
In a world first discovery, scientists at the University of Washington have figured out a way to cool water using an infrared laser and nanocrystal.
Graphene could bring night vision to phones and cars
The wonder material allowed researchers to build Infrared imaging devices that don't need bulky cooling systems.
Watch this graphene paper slither around like it's alive
By hitting it with a laser, scientists can make the paper move wherever they like.
Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays
The team might use a similar technique to find the legendary burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti.
Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets
An exotic, high-bandwidth laser could help identify the materials in alien planets.
Tiny sensor tells you when your favorite places are crowded
Density's sensor may not look like much, but it could save you from visiting an overcrowded gym or restaurant.
Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light
Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as "near-infrared" light, but solar cells only ha...
Army scientists build smaller, tougher, cheaper solar cells
Army researchers at the Redstone Arsenal have announced a significant breakthrough in solar energy...
Disney's smart toys combine Avengers, sensors and imagination
Those giant, green Hulk hands in your closet might be cool but their utility doesn't extend much b...