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Space-based lasers track Earth's largest animal migration in unprecedented global study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Zooplankton, rise to near the surface to feed on the tiny plants, called phytoplankton. When the day returns, these zooplankton dive back into the depths to hide in the dark waters.

Laser-Based Propulsion System Could Get Us to Mars in Record Time; Just Three Days

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

With conventional rocketry, we can make it to the red planet in five months time, at its closest point to Earth.

The first step toward alpha centauri: sailing to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

These lasers sails could drive "space-chips" to Mars in roughly 30 minutes, researchers say.

How to weld neurons with a laser

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

The technique could lead to new research and treatment methods, including physical reattachment of severed neurons right after injury, the researchers say.

Cooling liquids with a laser

Posted in Hardware on 28th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

The discovery could 'point cool' tiny areas with a focused point of light. Microprocessors might someday use a laser beam to cool components in computer chips to prevent overheating.