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The UK’s solution for enemy drones? Lasers.
An investment of $100 million in directed-energy weapons includes two new anti-drone lasers, one of which will be mounted on a frigate.
Beams of light—not cables—are carrying the internet across a river in the Congo
Project Taara’s cable-free tech can give users internet at “fiber-like speeds.”
Humans just generated nuclear energy akin to a star
A recent nuclear fusion experiment puts physicists one step closer to achieving ‘ignition,’ a promising development for new clean energy.
The Army is preparing its first laser weapons for battle
Two lasers faced off in an Oklahoma-style duel this summer.
How scientists try to weigh some of the fattest bears on Earth
The Alaskan ursines of “Fat Bear Week” are very heavy indeed. Laser scanning can help measure their size.
These animals build palaces out of their own snot
Using lasers, scientists digitally reconstructed these delicate, squishy houses.
The physics Nobel Prize goes to high-tech lasers and honors the first woman in 55 years
A rare nod to technology over fundamental physics.
Scientists are putting the X factor back in X-rays
Medical imaging will be revolutionized by extreme light, artificial intelligence, and more.
PopSci Kids team up with the Teen Titans to learn all about lasers
The cast of 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' find out what their powers could do in real life.
China’s destructive laser rifle has a half-mile range
Explaining the ZKZM 500