Lasers

hong kong protests

Hong Kong Protesters Trolled Police With an All-Night Laser Party

After the police arrested a student protest leader for buying laser pointers, protesters hit the streets with hundreds of them.
Tim Hume
8.8.19
cow burps

Scientists Use ‘Breathalyzers’ and Lasers to Measure Cow Burps and Farts

Oklahoma cows belch out about a half-pound of methane daily.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.19
Motherboard

Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says

Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.18
Lasers

Scientists Want to Punch Holes in Clouds With Ultra-Hot Lasers from Space

The satellite laser communication revolution is just around the corner, but it has one especially obstinate foe—overcast weather.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
Health

A Manic Investigation into the Many Medical Uses of Lasers

Or, how to occupy your mind when your dad is undergoing prostate surgery.
Cole Nowicki
10.12.18
Motherboard

Watch the Trippy Winners of a Microscopic Film Contest

Nikon's Small World in Motion honors the best movie or time-lapse photography taken through a microscope.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.18
videos

Watch 100,000 Volts of Electricity Course Through a Circuit Board in Slow Motion

Electricity always follows the past of least resistance, and that can make for some dangerously beautiful effects.
Matthew Gault
8.22.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
major laser

The US Navy Bought Its First Big Laser Cannon

New, drone-frying weapon could go to sea in 2020.
David Axe
2.7.18
quantum computer

Physicists Made an Unprecedented 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator

These special quantum computers are able to model physical interactions that are too complex for conventional supercomputers.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
internet video of particular importance

Grizzly Bear's "Mourning Sound" Video Has Butt-Drumming and Nipple Lasers

Clip of the year?
Phil Witmer
8.14.17
WTF

Watch a Dude Attempt to Cook Pancakes Using Lasers

That guy who used lasers to carve a ham and cheese bust of Vin Diesel is back, and this time, it's for breakfast.
Alex Swerdloff
7.31.17
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