Lasers

Scientists Create 'Spark Of All Life'... With Lasers

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

As 'creative' acts of science go, it's pretty hard to beat. Scientists have imitated the first 'spark' of life using a powerful laser. Research...

Getting A Tattoo Removed Looks Like Hell

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Tech

YouTube channel Smarter Every Day initially brought us the fascinatingly disgusting slow-motion video of getting a tattoo. Well now they're back an...

This Is Why You Don't Fire Lasers At Police Helicopters

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

There are two very bad things that can happen if you fire a powerful laser pointer at a police helicopter. Either the laser blinds the pilot and c...

Finally, A Song Which Asks: Why Aren't Lasers Doing Cool Shit?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Comedy

It's the 21st century. And yet we only seem to use lasers for dentistry and hair removal. Why don't we have laser force fields, laser guns and all ...

New Giant Laser Cannon Operated Through An Xbox Controller

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

Boeing has spent the last 10 years working on a giant laser cannon for the U.S. Army. Well now the company has confirmed that its latest and final ver...

Scientists Might Soon Divert Lightning With Giant Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have created a laser that can travel long distances without losing power. Inexplicably they have not suggested this technology could be ...

Scientist Are Building A Death Star Laser. Sort Of.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists are developing a laser 100,000 times more powerful than all of the world's power stations combined. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND TIMES... For...

Does Anyone Just Do One Job Anymore?

Matt Lacey | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Matt Lacey

Alongside sporadic comedy and acting jobs, I make my living running a business that supplies lasers to the construction industry. This leads to a weird double life, where I juggle a disparate and unconnected set of tasks...

Scientists Can Boil Water In A Trillionth Of A Second

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have figured out how to heat water to 600 degrees C in one trillionth of a second. And yes, while it seems like a belated bid to get on ...

US Drones To Get Sci-Fi 'Laser Shields'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Tech

Pilotless, almsot silent, missile-shooting drones are scary. So what about ones equipped with lasers? This appears to nearing reality after thos...

Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Points Way To Future Of Power

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Tech

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24429621Scientists have reportedly made a significant breakthrough in the race to build a self-sustainin...

WATCH: Lasers Plus Camp Fires Equals Awesome

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech

What happens when you fire a relatively high-powered laser at a camp fire? As it turns out, unimaginably awesome things. Tim Roman and his friends...

WATCH: Homemade Lightsaber Can Burn Through Almost Everything

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Tech

A fan of Star Wars, lasers and potentially dangerous experiments has posted a video of a homemade lightsaber. And yes, it can burn through stuff - ...

WATCH: Powerful Laser Pops 100 Balloons

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

The US Military might have already deployed lasers which can take down military drones, but somehow this seems even cooler. A powerful burning lase...

WATCH: US Navy Destroys Drone With Mega Laser

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Tech

The US Navy has demonstrated a deadly 'mega laser' which can blow drones out of the sky. And their new toy is apparently so effective it's coming t...

Laser Builds Spaceship Thinner Than A Human Hair In 50 Seconds

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Tech

The concept of 3D printing is nothing new - but printing spaceships smaller than a human hair in less than a minute is. A company named Nanoscribe ...

Tractor Beam Tested In Real-Life

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Tech

A real-life miniature version of the "tractor beam" featured in the Star Trek series has been created by a team of scientists which could be used in m...

Weaponised Laser Cannon Can Shoot Drones (And Mortars) Out Of Mid-Air

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Tech

A German defense firm has built a laser cannon capable of blasting drones out of the sky. The high-energy laser can shoot fast-moving drones at...

WATCH: Wind Tunnel 'Made Out Of Light'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Tech

A team on animators and computer engineers has created a wind tunnel which uses light instead of, well, wind. The video recreates the path of air a...

WATCH: Nintendo Light Gun Fitted With 'Ridiculously Powerful' (Real) Laser

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Tech

A team of nostalgic gamers and gadget hackers have turned a Nintendo Light Gun into a real - and deadly - laser gun. The North Street Labs team too...

Scientists Fire World's Most Powerful Laser

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have fired the world's most powerful laser. The laser delivered 500 trillion watts of power, and 1.85 megajoules of ultraviolet light - ...

Planes Can Be Fuelled From The Ground Using Lasers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Tech

Planes could in soon be refuelled mid-flight by ground-based lasers after successful tests of the technology. Lockheed Martin said that its Stalker...

Luke Tipple Attaches Frickin Lasers To Shark In Bahamas

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech

Your worst fear is here, if a shark with frickin lasers is it. After putting the call out on Facebook, a laser company in the US has attached a laser ...

Virtual Rainbow Shines Over Tyneside - PHOTOS

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Tech

A laser light display brought a vibrant rainbow to the night skies of North Tyneside, to mark the 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations in the north eas...

UK Laser Nuclear Fusion Project Commences

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

The UK has formally joined forces with a US laser lab in a bid to develop clean energy from nuclear fusion....