Laser beam

08.20.12
Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast
08.20.12

Curiosity rover warms up its laser with basaltic rock blast

Intrepid 6-wheeler Curiosity perhaps protested too much when it tweeted "Yes, I've got a laser bea...

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07.15.12
NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind
07.15.12

NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind

In an effort to recreate the fusion reaction that occurs in start formation, the National Ignition...

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04.24.12
Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst
04.24.12

Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst

High-energy laser fusion experiments evoke extreme numbers -- not only in power but also in greenb...

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03.21.12
World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one
03.21.12

World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a...

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02.05.12
Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric taxis, paper robots and a cathedral of 55,000 LEDs
02.05.12

Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric taxis, paper robots and a cathedral of 55,000 LEDs

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean t...

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12.12.11
Researchers build world's smallest steam engine that could
12.12.11

Researchers build world's smallest steam engine that could

Wanna create your very own microscopic steam engine? Just take a colloid particle, put it in wa...

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11.02.11
NASA developing tractor beams, no plans for Death Star... yet (video)
11.02.11

NASA developing tractor beams, no plans for Death Star... yet (video)

Fully functional LightSabre aside, a tractor beam has to be high on most geek wish-lists; lucky f...

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09.09.10
Australian researchers trap tiny particles in tiny tractor beam
09.09.10

Australian researchers trap tiny particles in tiny tractor beam

Lasers. Is there anything they can't do? The latest addition to the 50-year-old technology's bag of...

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06.29.06
Super-slim laser beams promise to boost optical disc capacity
06.29.06

Super-slim laser beams promise to boost optical disc capacity

Researchers at Japan's Kyoto University have recently announced a breakthrough method for shaping la...

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