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Are Lasers and Drones Making Flying More Dangerous?

We asked an expert about all the new technologies that supposedly make piloting a plane more hazardous.
Amelia Dimoldenberg
2.16.16
tech
tech

An Astrophysicist Explains That Whole Deal with the Colliding Black Holes and Gravity Waves

Professor Alan Duffy explains the method behind the gravitational scientific discovery
Maddison Connaughton
2.12.16
tech
tech

How's the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Going?

Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, who leads Australia's Optical SETI project, thinks if there is extraterrestrial life out there, we may be just a generation or two away from finding it.
Hannah Scholte
7.22.15
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Stuff

This Is What Happens When You Let New Zealanders Make Their Own Flag

The New Zealand government has opened the doors to public submissions for their new flag. Candidates have included kiwis, sheep, lasers, more kiwis, and more sheep.
Denham Sadler
5.20.15
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Stuff

Laser Tag Taught Me How to Hate

I'm sick of everyone pretending this sweaty mess is the universe's ultimate pastime.
Wendy Syfret
4.30.15
News
News

​The US Navy Got Itself a Fancy New Laser

The laser, which sadly lacks any colored light or <em>pew-pew</em> sound effects, just silently swivels on its turret until it locks onto the engine of an enemy vehicle. Then, suddenly, the engine combusts.
Mark Hay
12.11.14
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue
The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

Why Won’t the Australian Government Let Us Hunt UFOs with Lasers?

Australian UFO chasers like Peter Slattery use lasers to find and communicate with aliens, which is a totally fine way to spend one's time, but the government is cracking down on them.
Wendy Syfret
3.11.14
tech
tech

Woohoo, It's the Future of War!

The people who decide how the world's militaries spend their money are throwing enough currency to fill an atomic crater at the "coolest,” most futuristic technologies available, like kids on a sugar rush in an expensive, dangerous arcade.
Theo Kindynis
10.26.12
Prolate Spheroid Preview
Prolate Spheroid Preview

Let’s Just Turn the Refs into Lasers

By 2030, I want the games to be officiated by motion sensors and nanobots. And the cheerleaders should be replaced by 3-D holographic .gifs that summarize the most important news stories of the day. And the players will mostly be lizards. Anyway, on to...
Harry Cheadle
9.13.12