A study involving a parrot flying through a laser sheet has led to researchers demonstrating, for the first time, that the strong vortices left behind as animals fly are broken down as the bird flaps its wings. The conclusions of the research challenge three well-accepted theories for calculating lift.
Laser physicists have measured photoionisation, the process whereby a photon interacts with electrons in atoms, for the first time with zeptosecond precision, or a trillionth of a billionth of a second (10^-21 seconds)
A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have collaborated with physicists from the University of Rome to build the first controllable random laser using cellulose paper.
Researchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University's faculty of physics have developed a new method of using a laser to manipulate microparticles at the solid-liquid interface of wate.
Audi of America will be debuting its first US production laser light on the 2017 Audi R8 exclusive edition at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
A new imaging system developed at the UK STFC's ISIS Neutron and Muon Source research facility is being used by researchers to produce three-dimensional images of fragile items in order to reveal details about their structure
Lidar sensing technology that is currently used by the American military to monitor the atmosphere for dangerous chemicals, toxins, and pathogens was recently applied at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Three scientists from the United States have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical work that is the basis for many advances in optical and photonic technology
Researchers from Iowa State University have developed a computer-controlled laser process that increases the electrical conductivity of graphene by a thousand times
A team of researchers in America have developed a solution for interferometer equipment that opens up new ways of analysing light beams in space