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.
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
Flying (Nov. 4, 2014) Check out an aerial view of the Parade of Planes at Flying Aviation Expo 2014 and watch as pristine models make their way through the streets of Palm Springs, California.
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AFP (Nov. 9, 2013) A US company claims to have made an advanced metal handgun using a 3D-printing process known as direct metal laser sintering, or DMLS. Solid Concepts has released a video showing the gun being ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 11, 2012) 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 ... watch video
July 1, 2015 Hyperfine structure of light absorption by short-lived cadmium atom isotopes reveals characteristics of the nucleus that matter for high precision detection methods. Atoms absorb and emit light of ... read more
July 1, 2015 Scientists model the manner in which a liquid wets fibers, gaining useful insights for improving glass wool properties. Sandcastles are a prime example of how adding a small amount of liquid to a ... read more
June 30, 2015 Chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-D macroporous hydrogels -- materials that hold great promise for developing 'smart' responsive materials that can be used for catalysts, ... read more
June 30, 2015 Pension funds around the world could be losing out on billions of euros and dollars of the stock market gains they would have made because they are obliged to sell part of their portfolios before the ... read more
Oct. 4, 2013 When you heat a tiny droplet of liquid tin with a laser, plasma forms on the surface of the droplet and produces extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light, which has a higher frequency and greater energy than ... read more
Apr. 2, 2013 Germany's road network has a hard time dealing with wind and weather, tires and steel. Until now, however, surveying the damage caused to asphalt and concrete was laborious and expensive. A new ... read more
June 13, 2011 Researchers in Japan have successfully produced a first beam of X-ray laser light with a wavelength of 1.2 Angstroms. This light was created using SACLA, a cutting-edge X-ray Free Electron Laser ... read more