• Lasering in on material changes

    Fine-tuned lasers that can transform matter…and switch it back.

    Imagine a future where computers run on light and windows can change into mirrors in the blink of an eye. All this ma...

    Materials December 9, 2021
  • History

    Charles Townes shines a light

    From maser to laser, the development of radiation emission devices became a little messy and liti...

    In the 1964 movie Goldfinger, based on the book of that name by acclaimed British writer Ian Fleming, the avaricious ...

    Physics November 21, 2021
  • Highest intensity laser ever

    Physicists demonstrate record-breaking laser pulse.

    After a decade of work, researchers at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS) at the Institute for Basic ...

    Core Sciences May 7, 2021
  • Scientists make antimatter laser

    Anti-matter particles can be cooled to near absolute zero.

    Researchers from the CERN-based Antihydrogen Laser Physics Apparatus (ALPHA) collaboration have announced that a war ...

    Core Sciences April 1, 2021
  • Can we control where lightning strikes?

    Laser technology offers some tantalising clues.

    Pioneering laser technology could be used to tame lightning and control where it strikes the ground, according to an ...

    Core Sciences November 14, 2020
  • A laser that could really make waves

    Researchers deliver high energy in a trillionth of a second.

    Physicists in Australia and the US have developed a new type of laser that can deliver high amounts of energy in very...

    Core Sciences May 27, 2020
  • The iridescent spark of a laser filament

    A new femtosecond holography techniques catches a laser spark.

    This iridescent image shows a kind of spark called a filament created during the focusing of a laser, captured with a...

    Physics June 22, 2017
  • Flying saucers with lasers are real. Sort of.

    Brighter lights and more accurate medical tests are foreseeable.

    Don’t look now, but billions of nanoscale flying saucers are about to spread around the world.The cause, however, i...

    Physics March 20, 2017
  • Laser excites antimatter atoms for first time

    Antihydrogen acts like normal hydrogen when bathed in light.

    For the first time, physicists probed an atom of antimatter with laser light – and found no detectable difference bet...

    Physics December 19, 2016
  • Jellyfish power new energy-efficient laser

    GMO bacteria manufactured the key component of the device.

    A laser that uses glowing green proteins found in jellyfish has been unveiled by researchers in the UK and Germany....

    Physics August 21, 2016
  • How lasers will map asteroid Bennu

    A closer look at how the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA) will provide a three-dimensional map of...

    {%recommended 2062%}NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, or ...

    Space August 14, 2016
  • Introducing inkjet-printed disposable lasers

    Inkjet printers can be adapted to a whole host of uses outside the office. Now, they've been ...

    The humble inkjet printer can create organic laser components so cheaply, easily and efficiently, the parts can be sw...

    Technology May 4, 2016
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