05/01/2012, Lasers produced what can be called almost monochromatic light which means it comes in just one color. By combining 3 single colored lasers, red, green and blue (RGB), it is possible to replicate the whole visible-light spectrum. However, to accomplish this, current technology requires three separate lasers of different color. Now however, a physicist from Brown University called Cuong Dang along with his team of researchers have managed to produce […]
03/08/2012, [CeBIT 2012] At CeBIT 2012, Acer announced a new projector the K520 which uses laser instead of a regular projector lamp to display images. The K520 Hybrid LED Laser projector is said to deliver a dynamic contrast ratio of up to 100,000:1, 2000 lumens of brightness, 3D image output support, and features VGA, composite video/audio, and HDMI ports. It has a maximum output resolution of 1024 x 768 but supports […]
12/12/2011, With the riots in the UK still fresh in everyone’s minds, it seems that there has been some examination to the methods, tools and tactics employed by the police to handle riots of that scale. So much so that a new laser has been developed which the police are set to test that can temporarily blind people.
11/04/2011, I believe that some of us feel that there are just certain insects that we can live without, and surely cockroaches and mosquitoes would rank among them? Here is yet another technique that intends to keep our winged nemesis at bay – where it will involve lasers as well as infrared light, making it a more realistic manner of ensuring no mosquitoes get within your parameter – all without expending […]
11/03/2011, Could a permanent eye color change be yet another hot new trend in the world of celebrities, glamor and perhaps, even crime? I suppose so, as a doctor in Laguna Beach, California, managed to discover a way to permanently transform brown eyes to blue. No, he does not require you to drink an unidentifiable brew that comprises of yucky ingredients, and neither is he a quack – rather, he relies […]
10/21/2011, We might soon have less use for our sense of smell – especially mothers who often smell whether that putrid-looking bit of food or drink in the fridge can be consumed safely or not. After all, a new kind of laser has been developed that allows it to optically “sniff” meat, bread and other kinds of foods to determine their levels of freshness and safety. Right now, foods are only […]
10/21/2011, We all know that Zeus is the god of thunder, hurling thunderbolts down at whom he is displeased with. I guess that is an apt name to describe the US Army’s latest “toy” – laser beams attached to the roofs of Humvees, also known as HLONS (HMMWV Laser Ordnance Neutralization System), or the ZEUS system. It will comprise of a solid-state “directed-energy weapon” that can remotely detonate IED’s, surface mines, […]
10/20/2011, Got a personal computer that you want to truly show off as your own machine? Sure you can theme it and customize all your icons and wallpaper – you could even modify the casing of the machine by painting it with your favorite colors and sign. But nothing says “you” better than having your name etched onto the case itself.
09/06/2011, Do you feel like the LED headlights on your car aren’t bright enough? Apparently so does BMW, as the company has announced that it has started experimenting with laser headlights to replace the LEDs that we currently have. Some of you might be wondering why we need laser lights, well according to BMW, it’s “the next logical step” and it provides huge advantages over current headlight technology. Laser lights would […]
09/01/2011, Most of the coolest gadgets that you find in the market these days sport a touchscreen display of sorts – never mind the size, but these displays definitely love to have a finger (or fingers) dance all over while you manipulate numerous user interfaces. Well, Griffin Technology has an alternative to the finger – by rolling out the Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer. Don’t you find it rather strange […]
08/30/2011, More primitive civilizations have always looked upwards to the heavens in the past, crying out to a deity to send rain for their harvests whenever the weather starts to run afoul. Well, we’re glad to say that the future might just elicit the same kind of response, although it will be slightly different in application. No longer do you offer up prayers, but rather, fire a powerful laser to the […]
08/23/2011, The human mind is surely something that’s impressive – here we are with a group of scientists who have come together, cobbling a powerful atom smasher in the same vein as that of the Large Hadron Collider (which you can see above), although this particular model is full well capable of fitting onto your average table top. Known as the suitcase plasma cannon collider, this laser plasma accelerator will be […]
08/23/2011, Samsung has just announced a new lineup of monochrome laser, multifunction, eco-friendly printers that are suitable for small-to-midsize businesses. Touted to increase productivity (by getting print jobs done quicker), these high-speed devices can print at speeds of up to 29 pages per minute. Not that uncommon when it comes to monochrome laser printers but if your job requires you to print a lot of pages of text or just in […]
08/19/2011, The price for freedom is eternal vigilance, and if you happen to share Tony Stark’s sentiments in the first Iron Man movie, then surely you would be more than happy to own the biggest, baddest weapons in your backyard so that enemies will think twice, nay, three times before they decide to go for your jugular. The US Navy figured out that a better offensive/defensive mechanism on their seafaring ships […]