Lasers can make materials hotter than Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to a new research.

SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games
SEA Games: Singapore put stamp on colourful Games

Singapore passed the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games baton to 2017 hosts Malaysia as the competition wrapped up with a colourful closing ceremony on Tuesday.

Jennifer Aniston loves lasers, says no to plastic surgery
Jennifer Aniston loves lasers, says no to plastic surgery

'Cake' actress Jennifer Aniston says she does not mind getting laser treatment for her skin but is averse to the idea of plastic surgery.

Minor cosmetic surgeries way safer than previously believed

Scientists have analyzed and claimed that minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, which includes fillers, neurotoxins and laser and energy device procedures, are exceptionally safe with almost zero risk of serious adverse events.

Now, laser tractor beam that can repel and attract objects
Now, laser tractor beam that can repel and attract objects

Scientists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its centre.

Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal
Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal

In what could change the future of electronics, scientists have been able to make the properties of glass behave like a metal using ultra-short laser pulses.

Lasers may soon make painful pin pricks history for diabetics

Researchers have a developed a new laser device that could allow diabetic patients to check their blood sugar level without pricking themselves to draw blood.

Hand-held device can detect deadly skin cancer

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose the deadly skin cancer melanoma, says new research.

Your smartphone`s display glass to get smarter

The display screen of your smartphone will soon not just be a pretty face. Researchers have developed the world`s first laser-guided system that can pack see-through sensors in the display glass itself.

Laser to strike down drones soon a reality

It`s ben imagined for long by sci-fi novelists and gamers and is now a reality. The US military is developing a laser weapon to shoot down enemy drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

New way to make laser-like beams using 1,000 times less power

Scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found a more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam, paving way for more compact and energy efficient computers in which lasers replace wires.

Diamond makes laser beams more brilliant

Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that diamond can radically improve the quality of high power laser beams.

Scientists set to laser-blast orbiting space debris

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

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

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

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

Lasers could potentially cure Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s

Scientists have discovered that photo acoustic therapy might be the long-awaited cure for brain diseases such as Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or the mad cow disease.

Diamond-based Raman lasers set to revolutionize scientific applications

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

Doctors turning to lasers and LEDs to `see` under the skin

: New non-invasive optical techniques using lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and spectroscopic methods helping probe and render images from beneath the surface of the skin.

First ever 3D-printed jaw transplanted into patient’s face

Doctors have for the first time fitted a 3D printer-created lower jaw to an 83-year-old woman’s face in the Netherlands.

Lasers to replace spark plugs in cars

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