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Femtosecond Lasers Deliver Interactive 3D Midair Plasma Displays

06/30/2015, Interactive displays, or information kiosks, are a norm these days. We see them in many public spaces and areas, and they do seem to be part of our everyday interaction with technology. However, what if there was a different method of offering such...

Metals Bombarded With Lasers Are Super Hydrophobic

01/20/2015, While there are some smartphone manufacturers who see the value of introducing waterproof capability to their handsets, this is one trend that has not caught the industry by storm – yet. Researchers claim that they have managed to create new...

Smallest Laser In The World Created

01/18/2015, There is always value in declaring something using a superlative term – and researchers have managed to come up with what they deem to be the smallest laser of the world. Just how small is it? Well, it so happens to be as small as the size of a rice...

The US Navy’s Brand New Laser Gun Demonstrated On Video

12/10/2014, While lasers have found a lot of use in non-combat settings, it felt for a long time that being able to fire a laser from a gun is the stuff of science fiction and can only be achieved in the movies or video games. Well it looks like the future is finally...

New Record Set By Laser-Plasma ‘Tabletop’ Particle Accelerator

12/09/2014, Another day, another record is set – this time around it is not an athletic one, but rather, it is a record set by a laser-plasma ‘tabletop’ particle accelerator. In other words, this works in more or less a similar manner to that of the way a...

U.S. Navy Deploys Laser In The Persian Gulf

11/17/2014, Earlier this year, we did bring you word that the U.S. Navy is all set to deploy their first laser weapon, and that historic moment happened a couple of days back. This particular laser weapon might actually usher in the age of Star Wars, so to speak,...

Lasers Could Be Used To Blast Junk In Space

11/06/2014, The earth is right now creaking under the weight of close to 7 billion people, and it goes without saying that the more one consumes, the more there is a need to be able to dispatch of such trash in a prime and proper manner. Landfills are fast running...

DARPA Tests Out Planes Mounted With Laser Turret

09/15/2014, DARPA certainly has a venerable number of devices and machines up their sleeves to ensure that their military will have an edge over the enemy on the battlefield. One of their more recent forays? To attach a prototype laser turret onto a test aircraft....

Nikon Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT 20 Announced

08/07/2014, Forget about fictional exploits on the battlefield or on the green, if you are in the market for a laser rangefinder, you might want to turn to Nikon and pick up their Nikon Laser Rangefinder COOLSHOT 20 for a start. This happens to be the smallest and...

Laser Could Erase Combat Wounds

07/03/2014, The battlefield could prove to be a place where valiant men prove their valor as well as bravery, but there are also moments where the loss of limb, and perhaps life, occurs. Defusing bombs can be one of the more heart stopping duties that one has to...

U.S. Navy Looks To Equip Humvees With Lasers To Counter Drones

06/18/2014, If you have watched Sharknado, you would most probably know just how cheesy things can get, but and I am quite sure that the idea of laser-mounted sharks have also tickled your imagination at least once in the past. Well, here is a more modern take on...

Laser Therapy Could Kiss Goodbye To FIllings And Drills

05/29/2014, I am not quite sure about you, but even though my mom used to be a dentist with the government, this does not mean that getting treatment from her is any less terrifying for me than any random stranger who needs to get their teeth checked because of a...

Navy Engineers To Deploy Laser Weapon Later This Summer

04/08/2014, We did talk about how the U.S. Navy has every intention to deploy a railgun on their ships by the time 2016 arrives, but railguns are not the only weapons of choice for their fleet. It seems that Navy engineers happen to be making final adjustments to a...