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Scientists set to laser-blast orbiting space debris

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 21:39

Scientists have reportedly come up with a plan that would use lasers to remove orbiting space debris.

Internet connection on the moon far faster than on the Earth

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 21:31

Sounds unreal, but it`s true! Internet connection on the moon is 10 times faster than on the Earth.

Lasers targeting aircraft in New York jump 39 per cent: FBI

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 00:10

Incidents of people with hand-held lasers targeting airplane pilots in New York rose 39 percent last year, the FBI said.

Scientists develop new X-ray device

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 19:59

Scientists have developed a novel method to generate research-quality X-rays using a powerful `tabletop` laser.

US Air Force to employ laser-based fighter jets by 2030

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 16:57

The US Air Force is reportedly looking at employing laser-based fighter jets by 2030.

New techniques may boost gen-next lasers

Last Updated: Monday, October 28, 2013, 21:46

Scientists have developed new techniques to boost efficiency of gen-next `bosonic` lasers that can dramatically improve future devices used for sensing and communication.

Bomb detecting laser to make security checks more practical and quick

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 14:26

A Michigan State University (MSU) researcher has developed a laser that can detect micro traces of explosive chemicals on clothing and luggage, making the process quicker and more practical.

Diamond-based Raman lasers set to revolutionize scientific applications

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 15:08

Scientists are trying to harness the unique properties of diamonds for development of new generation of lasers.

Graphene may boost internet speed 100 times

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 16:36

Using `miracle material` graphene in telecommunications could dramatically make the internet a hundred times faster, a new study has found.

Sun-powered lasers could vaporise asteroids before they get close to earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 14:01

Lasers powered by sun could protect Earth from any threatening-looking asteroids by destroying them before they can get too close, U.S. researchers have suggested.

Solar powered lasers could zap asteroids

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:47

Engineers are developing an innovative laser-based technique to zap asteroids with greater probability of success.

Lasers to replace spark plugs in cars

Last Updated: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 15:07

Car engines could soon be fired by eco-friendly and energy-efficient lasers.