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Acer announces K520 laser-based light projector

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...

UK police to trial laser gun designed to handle riots

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...

Light barrier keeps mosquitoes away

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...

Lasers change eye color for good

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,...

ZEUS Laser detonates mines from afar

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...

BMW tests out laser headlights to replace LEDs

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...

Laser called upon to produce rain

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...

Table-top Hadron Collider beckons

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...

Samsung launches new eco-friendly laser printers

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...

Laser machine gun combo appeals to US Navy

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...

New guitar pickup system uses lasers to record its pitch

07/21/2011, If you’ve ever attempted to record your guitar playing and convert that into a MIDI synth, you’ll have realized that some of the common issues faced would be signal lag combined with pitch issues. While it’s not entirely impossible, sometimes it...

Airsoft gun converted to shoot lasers

06/21/2011, If you’ve always thought your Airsoft gun had the potential to do more than shoot little beads at targets – you were right. A hobbyist by the name of Drake recently converted his Airsoft gun into laser rifle, which allowed him to fire tiny laser...