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Breakthrough in sFLASH seeding experiment

A team of researchers from DESY, the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Dortmund has managed to demonstrate seeding by a procedure known as HGHG at the sFLASH test facility in April. "Seeding" ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in General Physics
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A 'Star Wars' laser bullet

Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colourful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out? How would it illuminate its surroundings? ...

dateOct 22, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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What is the geometry of the universe?

One of the big questions in cosmology regards the shape of the universe. "Shape" in this case is not the distribution of galaxies, but rather the shape of space and time itself. In general relativity, space ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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Mini laser for real-time quality control

Good quality and precision are essential – a dictum that also applies to products from the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. While the quality of chemical products is often still being monitored manually ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Huge 3D displays without 3D glasses

A new kind of display uses laser beams to send out different pictures into different directions. Each pixel contains lasers and a moving mirror, which directs the laser light. Different pictures can be sent ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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