lasers

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?

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. It was barely minutes after the Ready Pla

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="http://styropyro.com">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="http://www.wickedlasers.com/arctic?utm_source=Wicked+Lasers+New&utm_campaign=bd89072d39-S3_

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="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/laser.jpg" />The ongoing search for cartoon-style <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/lasers/">laser guns</a> is likely to continue fo

WickedLasers Proves It Has A Short Memory With The Double-Handed Sith Laser

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Sith-Series.jpeg" alt="" title="Sith Series" />Remember when <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/16/auction-off-your-cease-and-des

Lasers Suck, Says The War Nerd

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/starscream.jpg" />We get excited about lasers here at CrunchGear, mainly because they're lasers. Lasers are something we've wanted since

Jet Mounted Laser To Be Tested For Distance This Weekend

Now that the whole “laser on a plane” thing has been resolved, the military is starting to test the technology on smaller platforms, and at longer ranges. Check out the video from first te

Intel Hits 50 Gbps Throughput With Photonics

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/intel_photonics.jpg" />When we last left the intrepid research scientists at Intel, they had managed to <a href="http://www.crunchgear.co
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