optics

Lasers

Scientists Want to Punch Holes in Clouds With Ultra-Hot Lasers from Space

The satellite laser communication revolution is just around the corner, but it has one especially obstinate foe—overcast weather.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
future medicine

Digital Imaging and AI Mean Fewer Surgeries for Breast Cancer Patients

Advances in medical imaging, coupled with artificial intelligence, may obviate the need for additional surgeries.
Ben Dickson
6.11.17
videos

Watch If You Dare: This Tentacled Robot Will Perform Microsurgery on Your Eyes

Don't blink.
Samantha Cole
12.1.16
physics

You Will Never Be Invisible

The sci-fi dream of perfect passive invisibility will forever remain a dream, argue engineers.
Michael Byrne
7.6.16
machines

'Eternal' Data Storage Is Here

5D memory will ensure that the universe never forgets its short-lived human residents.
Michael Byrne
2.27.16
earth

Optical Engineers Weld Together Individual Neurons for the First Time

A new tool for making and repairing brains.
Michael Byrne
2.10.16
security

Physicists Set a New Fiber-Optic Quantum Teleportation Record

100 kilometers.
Michael Byrne
9.23.15
Dune

Japan's 279 Kilometer T2K Experiment Offers Three Antineutrino Detections

Hunting the ghostly particles that may explain why the universe even exists.
Michael Byrne
7.26.15
uk

This Prototype Holographic Heads-Up Display Is What Google Glass Should've Been

This headset enables holographic images to be displayed in front of the wearer's field of vision in full colour.
Emiko Jozuka
7.1.15
Lasers

Plasma-Based Midair Displays Are a Beautiful Techno-Future

Even if they are still kind of dangerous.
Michael Byrne
6.27.15
Technology

This New Telescope Lens Filter Will Help Astronomers Find Hidden Worlds

And it may help kickstart the hunt for a second Earth.
Maddie Stone
6.26.15
Science

Scientists Used Lasers to Curve Electricity Around Solid Objects

“If you are able to guide electrical discharges, you can guide lightning."
John Ambrosio
6.19.15
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