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‘Dressed’ laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain,...

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of...

Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser

Researchers the world round are working to develop optical chips, where light can be controlled with nanostructures. These could be used for future circuits...

A New Laser for a Faster Internet

A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission...

3-D images, with only one photon per pixel

Lidar rangefinders, which are common tools in surveying and in autonomous-vehicle control, among other applications, gauge depth by emitting short bursts of laser light...

Using sound waves for bomb detection

A remote acoustic detection system designed to identify homemade bombs can determine the difference between those that contain low-yield and high-yield explosives. That capability –...

Uniformity: the secret of better fusion ignition

One of the ways to achieve thermonuclear fusion is through a controlled reaction between two light variants of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. Mauro Temporal,...

Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

Bending light beams to your whim sounds like a job for a wizard or an a complex array of bulky mirrors, lenses and prisms,...

Revolutionary laser system could produce the next LHC

An international team of physicists has proposed a revolutionary laser system, inspired by the telecommunications technology, to produce the next generation of particle accelerators,...

Laser empties atoms from the inside out

An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world's most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms. The...

Scientists deploy lasers, GPS to measure snow

Equipped with specialized lasers and GPS technology, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research are working with institutions including the University of Colorado...

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