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New Laser Identifies Materials from a Mile Away

New Laser Identifies Materials from a Mile Away

Joseph Meola of Air Force Research Labs conducting measurements on laser light bounced back from various samples placed a mile away on the ground from a prototype laser at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Image credit: Anthony Absi, Air Force ...

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U.K. Scientists Developed an “Anti-printer”

U.K. Scientists Developed an “Anti-printer”

On the left an erased latter on the right a close up of the vaporized spot (Credit: Cambridge University) A new method for removing toner from paper was developed by researchers from Cambridge University. The technique which was demonstrated by ...

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Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Air Laser to Sniff Bombs from a Distance

Engineers from Princeton University developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance as well as potential suicide bombers.   The research team from Princeton’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering that developed ...

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Scientist Develop Self Correcting Sniper Rifle

Scientist Develop Self Correcting Sniper Rifle

A team of scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a system which uses fiber-optic laser-based sensor that automatically corrects minute barrel disruptions and allows snipers to score bull’s-eye more easily.     A laboratory prototype of Oak Ridge ...

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Beware the Dim Laser Pointer

Beware the Dim Laser Pointer

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology researched the dangers of using green laser pointers,claimed to cause numerous problems to users who accidentally exposed their eyes directly to the green, focused light.   IR leakage: (Top) Photo from ...

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Researchers Demonstrate Terahertz Laser Rays

Researchers Demonstrate Terahertz Laser Rays

Scientists from Harvard University and the University of Leeds recently demonstrated a new terahertz semiconductor laser capable of emitting beams with a much smaller divergence than conventional terahertz laser sources. The collaborative study suggests several future applications, all relying on ...

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Print Your Own Lasers

Print Your Own Lasers

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Padua, Italy, have recently presented a development that offers futuristic printing technology. The new development is based on lasers instead of conventional ink, and it could provide users faster ...

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Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

Unpeeling Atoms and Molecules from the Inside Out

An international team of scientists recently published surprising results regarding atoms’ structure, showing that it’s possible to create “hollow” atoms by stripping electrons one-by-one. Their work used one of the world’s most powerful X-ray lasers, located at the Department of ...

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‘Quantum Computer’ a Stage Closer

‘Quantum Computer’ a Stage Closer

An international team of researchers accomplished the creation of a cheap, practical implementation from a complex quantum theory, which might serve as a semiconductor in future quantum computers. Such computers could solve problems that traditional computers cannot solve, thus leading ...

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