What to do about all that space junk? Cue the lasers

Oct 5, 2015
For now, we 'watch and hope' that debris in the orbital fast lane won't hit ISS.
GRAPHIC - (CIRCA 1989):  This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) handout image shows a graphical representation of space debris in low Earth orbit. According to the European Space Agency there are 8,500 objects larger than 10 cm (approximately 3.9 inches) orbiting the earth and 150,000 larger than 1 cm (approximately 0.39 inches).
Photo by NASA/Getty Images

Discovering hidden languages in centuries-old writing

Oct 1, 2014
The technology Michael Toth uses to find treasure in ancient manuscripts.
Pages out of The Archimedes Palimpsest, a medieval parchment manuscript, now consisting of 174 parchment folios.
Drs. Reviel Netz and Nigel Wilson

Using lasers and sensors to catch film bootleggers in action

Nov 28, 2013
Catching bootleggers red handed.

Don't blink

Nov 7, 2011
Taking nipping and tucking to the next level, brown-eyed people are now pointing lasers in their eyes to turn their irises blue. Oh brown-eyed...

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Lasers! On Navy ships! Pew pew!

Apr 12, 2011
You guys! It's all happening. The US Navy has completed a series of successful tests where they hooked up a big laser gun to a ship and then shot...

Scientists build an anti-laser, you guys!

Feb 18, 2011
A team of Yale University scientists have built a device that can absorb a laser beam entirely....


Jul 27, 2010
Not from Frito-Lay, tragically, but from Intel. They say they've built a new chip that uses lasers instead of electronic signals and it can...