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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...

Jellyfish and human cells result in living laser

06/13/2011, Meet the latest mutant that failed to make the X-Men: First Class cut – the Living Laser! Just kidding, but scientists have managed to merge light-emitting proteins from jellyfish with a single human cell, hence creating the first biological laser...

Gigabyte ECO600 wireless laser mouse arrives at the FCC

05/24/2011, Wireless mice need to run on batteries, and until today, we have yet to see a kinetically powered wireless mouse. Perhaps manufacturers out there should take notice – after all, when you are enraged by all the bad news that you read online as well...

Wheelchair that uses a laser scanner to “see”

05/18/2011, The folks over at Sweden’s Lulea University of Technology have developed an electric wheelchair that can “see” for its user. Designed for visually impaired passengers, the wheelchair uses a laser scanner to generate a 3D map of the...

Lasers to replace spark plugs?

04/24/2011, One of the more important components in your vehicle that enable it to start would be the row of spark plugs – once those are dirty, it will not only make it harder for your engine to start, but increase fuel consumption in the long run as well....

US Navy fires laser gun from ship for the first time

04/11/2011, The US Navy recently took a major leap forward in terms of weapon technology recently. They mounted a solid-state laser called the Maritime Laser Demonstrator aboard a decommissioned destroyer, the USS Paul Foster. With a motorboat a mile away from the...

Sticky Light lets users interact with a laser beam

04/07/2011, The folks over at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Hashimoto Laboratory recently came up with a low-power and potentially low-cost interactive laser display called Sticky Light. It is a device that projects a ball of light onto a surface that can...

Laser allows deaf to “hear”

03/31/2011, Can the condition of being deaf be reversed? A group of boffings from the University of Utah that has Richard Rabbitt at the helm has come across a method that uses lasers to offer deaf people the ability to hear. This is made possible using a low-power...