Lasers

videos

Watch 100,000 Volts of Electricity Course Through a Circuit Board in Slow Motion

Electricity always follows the past of least resistance, and that can make for some dangerously beautiful effects.
Matthew Gault
8.22.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
major laser

The US Navy Bought Its First Big Laser Cannon

New, drone-frying weapon could go to sea in 2020.
David Axe
2.7.18
quantum computer

Physicists Made an Unprecedented 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator

These special quantum computers are able to model physical interactions that are too complex for conventional supercomputers.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
RIP Roger Moore

Let’s Remember Roger Moore With This Absurd ‘Moonraker’ Space Laser Battle

The beloved actor died on Tuesday at 89, but his sense of comic absurdity lives on.
Becky Ferreira
5.23.17
Drone Pwn

Watch Hackers Use a Drone-Mounted Laser to Control Malware Through a Scanner

Researchers in Israel have shown off a novel technique that would allow attackers to wirelessly command devices using a laser light, bypassing so-called air gaps.
Kim Zetter
3.28.17
Tedium

The Story of Science Faction, the Company That Brought Lasers to Rock and Roll

Science Faction's Richard Sandhaus spent his twenties installing laser projections all over the world. He blew a lot of minds along the way.
Ernie Smith
3.24.17
Major Lazer

Scientists Are Trying to Detect Enriched Uranium From Miles Away With Friggin' Lasers

It one day could be attached to a drone and used to discover covert uranium enrichment facilities.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.8.17
future

Of Course People Are Smoking Weed With Lasers

It's the future, after all.
Samantha Cole
12.30.16
Lasers

Physicists Measure Atomic Event Within a Trillionth of a Billionth of a Second

New method captures photoemission of electrons from helium atoms with a degree of precision impossible with cameras.
Leif Johnson
11.14.16
News

The Canadian Military Wants to Detect Airborne Bioweapons With Lasers

Hopefully, we'll never have to use the technology.
Jordan Pearson
9.28.16
robots

Backed by Lasers, Robotic Rovers Defend the Desert Tortoise

With an app and user-controlled rovers, Tim Shields is gamifying conservation—and it's awesome.
Andrew David Thaler
9.21.16