Items tagged with Laser

New research uses infrared light to transmit wireless power to devices nearly 100 feet away. The new laser charging system is aimed at offering safe, cordless power for mobile devices and sensors. Pretty much everyone has encountered a moment where their mobile device has run low on battery power and struggled... Read more...
"Diamond Rain" could be more prevalent on ice giants throughout the universe than previously thought. The new research has provided scientists with a more complete picture of how diamond rain forms on other planets. It could introduce a new way of fabricating nanodiamonds here on Earth. In a previous experiment... Read more...
If you have been dreaming of traveling to another star system, researchers say you may need to use a sail. Penn Engineering and UCLA researchers show that light sails could provide interstellar voyages in the future. When someone thinks about traveling to another galaxy, images of Star Trek's USS Enterprise jumping... Read more...
A group of physicists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a new study that involves lasers and a cloud of lithium atoms going dark as part of the Pauli blocking theory. This is the first observation of Pauli blocking's effect as it relates to how atoms scatter light. When one thinks of... Read more...
Since the beginning of space exploration, radio frequencies have primarily been the method of data communication. All of that is about to change as NASA hearkens in a new age of laser space communications. And no, Dr. Evil fan club members, sharks will not be used for the frickin' lasers (we're still waiting on... Read more...
You may not realize it, but your heart is unique. Not only that, but what makes it unique to you is something the Pentagon can now detect from over 200 yards away with a frickin' laser beam. It's not attached to a shark (sorry, Dr. Evil), but the prototype laser, called Jetson, is impressive nonetheless. Why... Read more...
One of the most memorable scenes in all of science fiction films is the scene in the original Star Wars movie where Luke first sees the holographic projection of Princess Leia while trying to clean R2-D2. Many fans of that film have been waiting for decades for a similar projection system to launch. Physicists have... Read more...
Traditional 3D printing that is commonplace today can often take a very long time to create an object. This is because the printer must complete one layer at a time, sometimes requiring hours or at times days to complete the entire printing process. However, a team of scientist and engineers led by the Lawrence... Read more...
When we think of the armament load outs for modern fighter jets, the aircraft usually carry an internal cannon and air-to-air missiles to blast enemy aircraft out of the sky. However, Lockheed Martin has plans to outfit future fighter jets with a more modern weapon: a high-energy laser. The Air Force Research Lab... Read more...
Boeing has just unveiled a new weapon that's sure to strike fear in drone owners everywhere. It's small, able to fit in a box the size of four briefcases, and it shoots frickin' lasers. Plus, it looks cool, too. What more do we need? Over the past few years, it's become clear that many people don't understand... Read more...
Cue those "hand quotes", because Boeing's got the freakin' lasers. Called the 'Thin Disk Laser', Boeing's managed to deliver a product that's 30% more effective than what the US' Department of Defense required, and if used in combat, I'm not sure we'd want to know what kind of damage it could do. Let's just say, when... Read more...
Remember those handheld lasers that you and your buddies used to carry into movie theaters years back in order to annoy the other moviegoers? Boy, was that immature. But boy, wasn't it fun? Lasers have removed themselves from the mainstream, largely speaking, but there's still something quite magical about them... Read more...
BMW has announced that it is working on a left-turn / u-turn assistant to assist in ensuring that drivers of their cars aren't going to hit oncoming cars while making a left or u-turn. Collisions caused by drivers making left turns are a major cause of accidents and motorcycle fatalities. The left-turn assistant will work at speeds up to 10... Read more...
Last week, the FAA announced that there were a record number of "laser events" in 2010. What the FAA means by that, there was a record number of idiots who think it's funny to potentially temporarily blind a pilot with a laser pointer or even some high-powered laser device. The FAA created a formal reporting system for laser events in 2005.... Read more...
Lucasfilm has backed off the cease-and-desist demand it had made to Wicked Lasers, creator the of Spyder III Pro Arctic. Admittedly, the device sure reminds us of a lightsaber, but according to the letter that was sent to the Wicked Lasers' CEO, as long as the company puts a disclaimer on any pages that are graced by... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils the Ultra-Comfortable and Customizable Dominatrix Laser Gaming Mouse Sunnyvale, CA—August 21, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components, today unveiled the latest addition to its peripherals with the Dominatrix, a top-of-the-line laser... Read more...
There has been a report that Mitsubishi will unveil its large-screen laser TV at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2008, even though it is still over six months away. Mitsubishi showed its first laser projection TV prototype back in April of 2006. While they predicted that laser TVs would enter the market in 2007, we now know that it will... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components... Read more...
Toshiba announced at the CES that they've made a triple-stacked HD-DVD read-only disc that can hold more ones and zeros than a standard Blu-Ray disc --51 gigabytes. That's a lot of 1080p hi-def goodness: The new disc shares the same disc structure as standard DVD and previously announced HD DVD formats:... Read more...
Laser TVs are the latest "Hot Hardware" you can't buy yet. Estimates range from one or two years out to vaporware. But if you want a big -- make that huge-- screen, much brighter than any plasma, with more colors and higher contrast than anything currently on the market--DLP, LCD, Plasma, SEP, Cathode Ray Tube, Etch-A-Sketch--this... Read more...
If there's anything cooler than laser beams, I haven't seen them. You can buy better hardware than Captain Kirk had from Amazon.com these days. You'll have to get your own green space babes, but Cool Tools has a roundup on the available models of green colored laser beams pointers for sale, cheap, right now. Why green? ... Read more...
OCIA.net has a look at a sweet looking cordless mouse in the form of the Logitech G7 Cordless Laser Mouse.  In their quest for the perfect mouse, OCIA.net sizes up the G7's potential to see how it handles everyday use, gaming and more.  The package comes with two Li-ion rechargeable batteries and connects to the PC using a tiny USB... Read more...
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