Scientists May Have Figured Out How to Turn Light into Matter

Back in 1934, a team of physicists came up with an idea for how one might create matter from light. Put simply, just slam two photons into each other to get an electron and a positron, a.k.a. matter. And now, some 80 years later, a team of physicists have a plan to carry out the experiment in real life. » 5/19/14 12:20pm 5/19/14 12:20pm

Scientists Figured Out a Way to Cheat Newton's Third Law

Ever since the late 17th century, it's been understood that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That's Newton's Third Law of Motion. But a group of German scientists recently came up with a trick that appears to break that law, one that lets light accelerate all by itself. And it could bring us… » 10/15/13 7:00pm 10/15/13 7:00pm

3D Translucent Laser Display Will Turn Windows Into Billboards

Sony has teamed up with the Max-Planck Institute in Germany to create a flexible, translucent display that creates 3D multi-color images from laser beams. The all-organic screen uses a chemical reaction called photoexcitation to render images, where energy moves from the lasers to the screen and “turns on” the… » 10/08/08 3:15am 10/08/08 3:15am