New technology kills bugs and pests by firing laser beams at them

Despite their small size, disease-carrying insects, like mosquitoes and ticks, are known to wreak havoc on the health of human as well as animal populations. Thanks to a surprisingly innovative invention, there's no need to fret anymore. Designed by a team from Washington-based Intellectual Ventures Laboratory, the new technology, known as Photonic Fence, is intended…

Boeing could one day build an aircraft propulsion system, powered by lasers and nuclear explosion

A team of three researchers, working at Boeing, has submitted a patent application for a laser-powered aircraft propulsion system. Although it does seem ambitious, given our current, quite limited, knowledge of nuclear fission and fusion, the company believes that this self-powered engine could one day be used to propel airplanes, spacecraft and even missiles. (more…)

Scientists use laser beams to create new molecules, for the very first time

For the very first time, researchers have used laser beams to build new molecules. In a research, recently published in the Physical Review Letters journal, a team of scientists, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Germany-based University of Kassel, has successfully altered the chemical bonding between atoms, using…