Nobel Prize goes to laser-wrangling physicists, including first woman to be honored in 55 years

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers whose work in lasers enabled all kinds of new experiments and treatments. Arthur Ashkin is the primary recipient, sharing the

Lunewave is pitching a new sensor offering better vision for autonomous vehicles

The investment arms of BMW and the Chinese search technology giant, Baidu, along with a large original equipment manufacturer for the auto industry and a slew of technology investors, have all come to

NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it'

Inside Atari’s rise and fall

By the first few months of 1982, it had become more common to see electronics stores, toy stores, and discount variety stops selling 2600 games. This was before Electronics Boutique, Software Etc., an

Watch a laser-powered RoboFly flap its tiny wings

Making something fly involves a lot of tradeoffs. Bigger stuff can hold more fuel or batteries, but too big and the lift required is too much. Small stuff takes less lift to fly but might not hold eno

Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR?

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Autonomous cars could peep around corners via bouncing laser

Autonomous cars gather up tons of data about the world around them, but even the best computer vision systems can't see through brick and mortar. But by carefully monitoring the reflected light of a l

Laser-equipped shoes help Parkinson’s patients take the next step

Here's an unexpected but pleasant little way tech might be able to improve a few lives: laser shoes. Yes, seriously. Shoes equipped with small laser emitters were shown in recent tests to help suffere

Researchers Use Femtosecond Lasers To Display Touchable Images In The Air

A Japanese company called Aerial Burton has been using lasers to ionize air molecules in midair for a few years now, thereby creating bright pixels that float in space. Using the original system, howe

New Materials Could Make Star Wars-Style 3D Screens

Everyone's favorite wonder material, graphene, could soon create realistic 3D screens for mobile devices and smartphones. Whereas most 3D displays have thus far depended on fancy glasses or, in a last

Facebook’s Aquila Drone Will Beam Down Internet Access With Lasers

As the second day of its F8 conference began here at Fort Mason in San Francisco, Facebook announced the first hardware it plans to use to beam the Internet down to billions of people around the world

mDrawBots Will Draw On Your Wall, Floor And Eggs

mDrawBots, a Kickstarter project from MakeBlock, are very reminiscent of old-timey Erector sets with one interesting difference: These robots can actually do cool stuff. Designed to be customizable

HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

“I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a tech

China Builds Anti-Drone Laser Tech

China has developed an anti-drone laser technology that can apparently shoot down a low flying drone within a two kilometer radius.

Skin Buttons Are Working Buttons Projected Onto The Skin

The folks at Carnegie Mellon’s Future Interfaces Group have made something really cool. Essentially, they are using small lasers to paint icons onto your skin through the bottom of a watch. The

This DIY Super Laser Can Cut Through A Ping Pong Ball

There are few things as satisfying - and dangerous - as burning through stuff with a laser. <a target="_blank" href="">Drake Anthony AKA Sytropyro</a> is a young man who enjoys mak

WickedLasers Releases 1.25W Spyder Super Laser

This being Shark Week and all, budding super villains may be interested in this <a target="_blank" href="

Wicked Lasers Releases Light-Up “Laser Saber” On Star Wars Day

Have you ever wanted to feel like a real Sith and/or blind your friends? Well buy yourself a massive WickedLaser's laser and the $99 "laser saber" attachment and get ready to buy a guide dog! This

The Wicked Lasers Krypton S3 Will Fry Passing Satellites

For a little under $300 you, too, can ruin passing satellites with what is purported to be the brightest legal laser available. The Krypton S3 goes up to 1000mW for an output of 86 million lux -

Laser Research Company TeraDiode Starting Humble, But Hopes To Make Ray Guns Soon

<img src="" />The ongoing search for cartoon-style <a href="">laser guns</a> is likely to continue fo
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