News tagged with optical systems

Interesting facts about planet Mars

Mars is a constant point of discussion for space explorers around the world. We've sent dozens of spacecraft there to study it. Some want to land astronauts on it. The planet is just far away to make that ...

Feb 16, 2015
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Supersonic laser-propelled rockets

Scientists and science fiction writers alike have dreamt of aircrafts that are propelled by beams of light rather than conventional fuels. Now, a new method for improving the thrust generated by such laser-propulsion ...

Oct 29, 2014
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Laser-wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

(Phys.org) —An international team, including Dr. Christoph Baranec of the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Institute for Astronomy, is using the world's first robotic laser adaptive optics system—Robo-AO— ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Fish more inclined to crash than bees

Swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden that has compared how zebra fish and bumblebees avoid collisions. ...

May 28, 2014
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