Miniature lasers could help launch new age of the Internet
A new laser device created at the University of Central Florida could make high-speed computing faster and more reliable, opening the door to a new age of the Internet.
Lasers ID deadly skin cancer better than doctors
High-resolution images from a laser-based tool developed at Duke University could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while potentially saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars ...
Powerful laser pointers create risks
The latest generation of high-powered laser pointers may seem like a fun Christmas gift, but experts caution consumers to weigh the potential harm.
Doctors see eye hazard in powerful laser pointers
(AP) -- A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes while playing with a laser pointer he'd bought over the Internet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-powered versions are easily available online.
Researchers measure high infrared power levels from some green lasers
Green laser pointers have become a popular consumer item, delivering light that's brighter to the eye than red lasers, but stories have circulated on the Web about the potential hazards of inexpensive models. ...
Painting at the Speed of Light
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Student Optics Chapter has built a laser graffiti system intended to spark public interest in optical sciences.
Forget the telecommute - now you can 'robocommute' (w/ Video)
Tying light in knots
(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable feat of tying light in knots has been achieved by a team of physicists working at the universities of Bristol, Glasgow and Southampton, UK, reports a paper in Nature Physics this w ...
Innovation doesn't always carry a big brand name
The giants of the electronics industry make the big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show, as usual, with towering displays, celebrity spokespeople (Taylor Swift sang for Sony, live and in 3-D) and invitation-only soirees.
Smoke on the water -- and in the microphone?
(AP) -- What do you get if you combine a smoke machine, some tubing, a laser pointer, a fan and a piece of toilet paper? Answer: a microphone unlike any other.
Men better at distance vision due to hunter-gatherer past: study
Men are better at seeing things in the distance due to their hunter-gatherer past chasing animals, while women are better focusing on things at close range, a British study said Thursday.
Physicists find way to explore microscopic systems through holographic video
Physicists at New York University have developed a technique to record three-dimensional movies of microscopic systems, such as biological molecules, through holographic video. The work, which is reported in Optics Express, has po ...
Tiny lasers plug the 'green gap'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Compact lasers which can work in formerly inaccessible parts of the spectrum and are suitable for mass production are now within reach.