#lasers

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded jointly to three physicists

1 year ago — Long Read

This year the Nobel Prize committee has jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland for groundbreaking work in laser physics. Arthur...

Loughborough University develop revolutionary explosive detection device

4 years ago — Quick Read

Loughborough University has unveiled a new device that can identify tiny amounts of explosive particles invisible to the naked eye. ExDtect – the brainchild of Loughborough professor John Tyler uses...

Breakthrough Starshot aims to reach Alpha Centauri within a generation.

4 years ago — Quick Read

Breakthrough Starshot is taking a novel approach to space exploration by using "nano craft" to reach Alpha Centauri within 20 years of its launch. These tiny crafts are designed to...

New drone data transmission system could help disaster relief efforts

4 years ago — Quick Read

A team at Oxford University are developing a tracking system called Hyperion, which could impact upon disaster relief missions by allowing drones to transmit high quality images back to a...

Physicists find rapid heating method

4 years ago — Quick Read

Research conducted by theoretical physicists from Imperial College London have found a way to rapidly heat materials to temperatures hotter than the center of the Sun by using lasers. The...

Surgeons use lasers to detect and remove brain tumour

4 years ago — Quick Read

Surgeons in London have used lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumor - the first time such an operation has taken place in Europe....