A company in Washington state is developing wireless technology that delivers electricity via laser beams. The scientists and engineers who run the company, Lasermotive, are using the lasers to power aerial drones but say their technology could also replace conventional power lines to deliver electricity to homes.
Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) Laser technology has taken a huge leap forward with the development of the world's first digital laser system, a technology with application in multiple fields from dentistry to photo-copying. ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 26, 2012) Newly discovered Majorana particles are scientists' best chance to create subatomic supercomputers that could store as many pieces of information as there are particles in the universe. The discovery ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 30, 2013) Researchers at Australia's CSIRO have developed a hand-held, spring-loaded laser scanner that can produce three-dimensional maps with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Called Zebedee after a French, ... watch video
Reuters (June 30, 2013) Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing indoor projection technology that incorporates a sense of touch for interactive devices of the future. The system emits ultrasonic waves to ... watch video
TheStreet (June 11, 2014) Google is planning to disrupt the US power delivery system by developing tools that can transmit and distribute electricity more efficiently.The internet giant runs the most popular search engine and ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 17, 2013) Solar power has so far played a minor role in Brazil. But now, with German aid, the country's largest photovoltaic power plant is being installed in the state of Santa Catarina, with a target ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (June 19, 2014) Strong late night storms in the mid-Atlantic region knocked down huge trees and power lines, damaging several cars and homes. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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May 26, 2015 NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3-D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and ... read more
May 26, 2015 New technology makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge. The patented circuitry converts some of the radio signals emanating from a phone into direct current (DC) ... read more
May 26, 2015 Drones, say goodbye to pilots. With the goal of achieving autonomous flight of these aerial vehicles, researchers have developed a vision and learning system to control and ... read more
Apr. 30, 2014 Even though today most of the electricity transmission lines are alternating current ones, in some cases direct current lines are also used. Scientists have been working to improve the technology ... read more
Dec. 3, 2013 Renewable energy sources such as wind-powered generators can be more reliable and efficient by better controlling the process of getting electricity onto the power grid, according to new ... read more
Mar. 4, 2011 Researchers have shown that a surface emitting laser – a cheaper and more energy-efficient type of laser for fiber optics than conventional lasers – can deliver error-free data at a record speed ... read more
Nov. 8, 2010 Physicists are presenting new research on a laser that uses relativistic effects to turn otherwise opaque plasma transparent, creating an ultra-fast optical switch useful in next-generation particle ... read more