Lasers

07.22.15
Scientists implant teeny, tiny lasers into human cells
07.22.15

Scientists implant teeny, tiny lasers into human cells

Researchers from the University of St Andrews have implanted microscopic lasers (a combination of glowing proteins and minuscule plastic spheres) into human cells.

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07.01.15
Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers
07.01.15

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Facebook's internet lasers

Most of us use Facebook to show off a new car, an engagement or a particularly notable lunch, but...

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06.22.15
Army and Air Force team up for laser-based landmine sweepers
06.22.15

Army and Air Force team up for laser-based landmine sweepers

Used to be that if the US military wanted to clear a roadway, runway or airfield of deadly IEDs (i...

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05.13.15
The Big Picture: Laser art show puts you inside a virtual flood
05.13.15

The Big Picture: Laser art show puts you inside a virtual flood

What do lasers have to do with an 1651 oil painting? Quite a lot, as it turns out: a new project c...

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03.27.15
Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne
03.27.15

Laser-activated nanoparticles are coming to clear your acne

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed a high-tech solution to the bane of adolescence: ac...

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01.06.15
Petcube's WiFi camera lets you play with your pet, remotely
01.06.15

Petcube's WiFi camera lets you play with your pet, remotely

Sometimes your Tuesday is going horribly and the only way to fix it is face time with your four-le...

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12.09.14
Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris
12.09.14

Dutch trains get lasers to zap track debris

You might not see leaves as hazards, but train operators would beg to differ -- foliage on the tra...

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12.01.14
The Big Picture: a laser-beamed satellite image of Berlin
12.01.14

The Big Picture: a laser-beamed satellite image of Berlin

At first glance, the satellite image above may seem like one of the many that have been shared in...

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11.28.14
Graphene stronger than kevlar when blasted with Mach 9 microbullets
11.28.14

Graphene stronger than kevlar when blasted with Mach 9 microbullets

Here's another new use for graphene (that will probably never happen): stopping bullets. Universit...

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