LG Unveils a Gigantor 100-Inch Laser Projector: You're Gonna Need…

Conventional video projectors have remained largely a niche market for dedicated home theater enthusiasts on account of their difficult installation. However, a new breed of "home projector" has developed over the past few years into an increasingly viable alternative to flat panel televisions. And if LG's new… » 12/26/12 3:00am 12/26/12 3:00am

Seven Reasons Curiosity Is the Baddest Rover Ever

While Curiosity was still flying through space, way before it landed on Mars, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were busy working with a clone rover back on earth. In a simulation area called the Mars Yard, scientists put the duplicate Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) through a series of experiments to… » 8/07/12 11:00am 8/07/12 11:00am

Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You…

Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline… » 7/10/12 9:40am 7/10/12 9:40am

This Baby Had a Peach-Sized Tumor Removed With Lasers While in the Womb

This is Leyna Gonzalez. When her mother was just 17 weeks pregnant, this ultrasound scan revealed that she had a tumour the size of a peach growing from her mouth. The only way to save her was to remove it while she was still in the womb—a procedure that had never been performed before. » 6/22/12 5:57am 6/22/12 5:57am

America Fires the Most Powerful Laser In History

The United States' National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California has fired the most powerful laser in history, a record-breaking 2-megajoule shot. The laser was originally designed to reach 1.875-megajoules, but beat everyone's expectations—and set a new world record in the process. » 3/21/12 2:28pm 3/21/12 2:28pm