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Using lasers to make data storage way faster than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 06.05.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Va...

What Every Rosacea Sufferer Needs To Know About Facial Veins & Laser Surgery

Meggen and Peter Taylor | Posted 03.02.2016 | Style
Meggen and Peter Taylor

I am one of the fourteen million men and women who suffer from rosacea. Sure, in the grand scheme of life it could be worse. But when you have a condi...

The 90 Most Ridiculous James Bond Gadgets, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment

In honor of Friday's "Spectre" debut, the good nerds over at Burger Fiction created a supercut of every James Bond gadget that appeared on film. That'...

Sacred Statues Destroyed By The Taliban Return As Ghostly Projections

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

A pair of sacred statues that the Taliban destroyed in Afghanistan have been recreated by enormous 3-D light projections. The Sunni Muslim Taliban ...

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

Hold the Phone! You Might Miss a Whale, or Even a Whale of a Bright Idea Like the Laser

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

What if Dr. Townes, instead of taking that timeout, had sent a text or played Angry Birds? Might we be in the dark about the laser? As research and Townes' example suggest, the unpredictable sparks of our own mental machinations should be something we don't want to miss any more than the majestic sight of a passing whale.

Look 5 Years Younger Without Lasers

Refinery29 | Faith Xue | Posted 12.11.2013 | Style

We're firm believers that the best things in life get better with age: wine, cheese, George Clooney, a perfectly worn-in leather jacket... The list go...

Don't We All Need A Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Taste

No. No we really don't.

WATCH: Striking Down Malaria.. With A Laser?

Nathan Myhrvold | Posted 10.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Nathan Myhrvold

2013-08-15-myrhvoldpull.jpgUnfortunately, there's no magic approach to separate the bad crazy ideas from the good crazy ideas, but the good ones do have a few distinguishing characteristics that help us improve our success rate.

WATCH: Blue Laser Pops 100 Black Balloons Domino-Style

Posted 05.02.2013 | Science

Imagine lining up 100 balloons and then using a laser beam to blast them all to smithereens. Better yet, just watch what happens in this video created...

A Giant Musical Instrument Made Of Lasers!

Posted 04.27.2013 | Arts

It's hard not to like the works of Marshmallow Laser Feast, an art collective with a unique vision for far-fetched, futuristic projects. From flying r...

U.S. Navy Readies 'Laser Attack' Weapon For 2014

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

The US Navy said it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling small enemy vessels and shooting down surveillance drones.T...

WATCH: The Navy Has A Laser That Shoots Down Drones

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Monday it will deploy for the first time a laser weapon on one of its ships that could be capable of shooting down d...

How Close Are We to "Lightsabers?"

Quora | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ariel Williams, Dreamer, Artist, and Writer So this is a good one to actually show off my sci-fi ge...

This Sci Fi Device Could One Day Be Real

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.25.2012 | Technology

Tractor beams, a common theme in science fiction fantasy, may one day become science fact. Researchers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology...

American Scientists Fire The World's Most Powerful Laser

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

We've just come one step closer to a fully-operational Death Star. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore Nationa...

Paradoxical Laser Finding Could Fuel Computer Revolution

Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

Here's a hot tip: scientists at Denmark's Niels Bohr Institute have figured out a cool new way to lower the temperature of hot semiconductors. In ...

Are Lasers The Future Of Lighting?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Kristy Hessman : New research shows that diode lasers could eventually compete with light emitting diodes (LEDs) for home and ...

Interview with Ghostland Observatory: Laser Beams, Dance Parties, Alter Egos and Codename: Rondo

Stephanie Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephanie Keller

Ghostland Observatory, the two-man band from Austin, TX is known for their fantastic live shows and when they came rolling through their hometown last...

Air Force Using Lasers, Nanotechnology To Heal Wounds At A Molecular Level

Wired | Katie Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Forget stitches and old-school sutures. Scientists funded by the Air Force are using nano-technology and lasers to seal up wounds at a molecular level...

Greek Youths Break Into State TV Center, Broadcast Protest Message

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***UPDATE*** 6:25PM Fox News reports that rioters in Greece are using lasers to combat police: A gang of masked protesters attacked the Greek riot po...