Solving the mysteries of the universe
A laser cannon that blasts from the air
The theoretical energy ceiling for lasers is approaching
Her lasers could serve as early-warning systems for terrorism.
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The Extreme Light Infrastructure will be built in Eastern Europe
A bright future for internal medicine
Strong enough to see through skin, but not to cause harm
A rare nod to technology over fundamental physics.
The random-number race is on
The most precise measurement of time ever made
Tiny, super-powerful beams test the toughness of living cells
Scientists get closer to generating lightning bolts on-demand by firing laser pulses at thunderclouds
This year, shop SciMall for glowing rodents, animal guillotines, and more
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The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014