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Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years

Hawking, Zuckerberg unveil $10B plan to reach Alpha Centauri in 20 years Back on Earth, we’d then aim a yet-to-exist super-laser at these sails and blast them out in the direction of Alpha Centauri, our closest stellar neighbor.2c the team estimate their sail probes could reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years.

Scientists use lasers to create the brightest artificial star in the sky

Scientists use lasers to create the brightest artificial star in the sky Late last month, astronomers with the ESO’s Very Large Telescope began operation of a new tool called the Four Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF).This incredible new laser rig will create the brightest artificial star ever seen, and use it to produce some of the most incredible imagery we’ve yet to collect about the heavens.

Triple-lens camera no larger than a grain of salt can be injected

Triple-lens camera no larger than a grain of salt can be injected However, we do now have a camera that is so small it is only slightly larger than a human hair or the same size as a grain of salt.A research team working out of the University of Stuttgart used 3D laser writing in order to create the minuscule triple lens camera.

Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal

Scientists are closing in on turning hydrogen into a metal This isn’t about making lead into gold, but turning elemental hydrogen into a different, never before seen form of hydrogen.Scientists are tantalizingly close to producing the first samples of solid metallic hydrogen using powerful lasers, electrical impulses, and other cutting edge equipment.

Animals VS Laser Pointers

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SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar

SpectroDrone system uses lasers to detect explosives from afar They can aid in construction, explore nuclear disaster sites, and even detect explosives and other dangerous materials.Now, a company called Laser Detect Systems is taking that mission to the air.

Researchers create a tiny tractor beam that totes bacteria around

Researchers create a tiny tractor beam that totes bacteria around “The principle underlying this laser beam is similar to the concept to be found in the television series Star Trek,” says Dr.In their new method, the Bielefeld researchers use a second laser beam as a single-cell optical trap — in other words, a tiny tractor beam — so that the cells float under the microscope and can be moved at will.

MashTalk: How Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm could affect future iPhones

MashTalk: How Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm could affect future iPhones On this week's MashTalk, Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal, Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and yours truly chat about Apple's lawsuit against Qualcomm and the latest iPhone 8 rumors.We also have special guest, Tech Reporter Brett Williams, to explain why everyone should get laser eye surgery in case of the apocalypse.

Scientists use lasers to detect enriched uranium from a distance

Scientists use lasers to detect enriched uranium from a distance Naturally, being able to detect this isotope of uranium is important, and scientists from the University of Michigan think they’ve found a way to do that at a distance using lasers.By analyzing the optical and acoustic spectrum of the resulting uranium oxide molecules, the researchers confirmed there’s a measurable difference between natural and enriched uranium.