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Laser Beaming Could Make Power Lines Obsolete

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December 11, 2012
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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.


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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. Conventional lasers are designed for specific purposes but the digital laser, developed by researchers in South Africa, promises to break new ground across a range of industries. Ben Gruber has more.
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Scientists Hail Majorana Miracle

Scientists Hail Majorana Miracle

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 was made by researchers in the Netherlands who say it could be applied to make today's computer technology obsolete.
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Laser-Powered Zebedee Springs Into Action

Laser-Powered Zebedee Springs Into Action

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, spring-propelled television puppet of the sixties, the scanner fires laser light, giving surveyors and archaeologists a powerful new tool for discovery.
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Researchers Project the Future of Smartphones

Researchers Project the Future of Smartphones

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 generate pressure a user can feel and could one day render keyboards, smartphones, and even pens obsolete.
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