Laser aims to check for concussion through the forehead

Currently, no one test can diagnose concussion. Researchers say a new device that uses infrared lasers could offer the first step in changing that.

Kate McAlpine-Michigan | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine science-and-technology brains concussions lasers traumatic-injury

Lasers transform metal into ‘perfect’ solar absorber

Researchers have used femto-second laser pulses to etch nano-sized designs onto black metal, turning it into a solar energy absorber.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lasers materials-science metals renewable-energy

Laser beams in plasma clarify path toward fusion

Knowing how laser beams interact in a plasma—a hot soup of free moving electrons and ions—will boost the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: uncategorized lasers nuclear-fusion physics plasma

Space laser sees Earth’s biggest animal migration

Zooplankton migration is "the greatest migration on Earth. It happens every day and it's amazing." A satellite view reveals the hordes of tiny creatures.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology lasers migration oceans satellites zooplankton

AI boosts clarity of laser-based imaging tech

Artificial intelligence could clear up pictures taken with a relatively new technology, optoacoustic imaging, that uses lasers to peek under the skin.

ETH Zurich | Oct. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence imaging-technology lasers

Recipe for light-trapping crystal may speed up communication

Researchers have plans for a microscopic crystal that can trap to wavelengths of light, which could lead to quantum computers and faster telecommunications.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Aug. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology crystals lasers light quantum-computers

Camera can ‘see’ moving stuff around corners

A new camera system that can watch moving objects around corners could one day help autonomous cars and robots see better.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology cameras lasers robots self-driving-cars

Laser cooling chills radium ions for the first time

The first successful laser cooling of radium ions could open up new paths of discovery in physics, some of which may violate traditional rules.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | July 18, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology ions lasers physics radium temperature

Can brain implants with lasers ‘reprogram’ our genomes?

"Optogenomics" could one day offer the ability to manipulate our genomes, potentially upending treatment for cancer and other diseases.

Cory Nealon-Buffalo | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains genes genetic-engineering genomes implants lasers nanotechnology optogenetics

New technique makes it possible to see around corners

Special light sources and sensors make it possible to see around corners, report computer vision researchers.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | June 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology lasers light sensors vision

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