New laser could treat acne with telecom technology
(PhysOrg.com) -- A laser developed at the University of Michigan is designed to melt fat without burning surrounding tissue. It could potentially be used to treat acne, researchers say.
MIT Lincoln Lab spinout unveils new more powerful direct-diode laser
First ever direct measurement of the Earth's rotation
A group with researchers of the Technical University of Munich, Germany, are the first to plot changes in the Earth's axis through laboratory measurements. To do this, they constructed the world's most stable ...
Beaming rockets into space
Space launches have evoked the same image for decades: bright orange flames exploding beneath a rocket as it lifts, hovers and takes off into the sky. But an alternative propulsion system proposed by some ...
University of Brighton design students makes biking safer with BLAZE projection system
Engineers turn noise into vision
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new technique for revealing images of hidden objects may one day allow pilots to peer through fog and doctors to see more precisely into the human body without surgery.
Wireless optical transmission key to secure, safe and rapid indoor communications
Light is better than radio waves when it comes to some wireless communications, according to Penn State engineers. Optical communications systems could provide faster, more secure communications with wider bandwidth and would ...
Self-healing autonomous material comes to life
You've seen it in movies: the human-like, robot assassin quickly regenerates its structure after being damaged beyond recognition. This "Terminator" scenario is becoming less far-fetched as recent advances in structural health ...
Robots designed to clean up our streets
It sounds like something from a science fiction film, but the concept of robots cleaning our streets is becoming a reality with what is believed to be a world first.
New research embraces laser and sparks cool affair
Bulky and noisy air-conditioning compressors and refrigerators may soon be a thing of the past. With the latest discovery by scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), current cooling systems ...
World-first 3-D mobile mapping project
Australian researchers are using a novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country's oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites.
Thin disk laser power amplifier with greatly enhanced cooling properties
Researchers at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have developed a thin disk laser power amplifier with greatly enhanced cooling properties. The amplifier allows power scaling to be extended up to two ...
Marriage of microfluidics and optics could advance lab-on-a-chip devices
With a silicone rubber "stick-on" sheet containing dozens of miniature, powerful lenses, engineers at Harvard are one step closer to putting the capacity of a large laboratory into a micro-sized package.
NASA's first laser communication system integrated, ready for launch
(Phys.org) —A new NASA-developed, laser-based space communication system will enable higher rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth.