Lasers

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....