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LaserWatch can burn through objects and is finally a reality, not just for James Bond

LaserWatch can burn through objects and is finally a reality, not just for James Bond

By 21 November 2014

The dream of a smartwatch is finally a reality so why not a laser watch? Both have featured in films dreaming about the future and now, finally, the laser watch that actually burns objects is a reality. Before you start throwing money at the screen be... >>

Holograms are finally here: Plasma lasers used to create images in mid-air

Holograms are finally here: Plasma lasers used to create images in mid-air

By 5 November 2014

Holograms have been a dream ever since Princess Leia appeared as a floating image in Star Wars. Finally it looks like we're near to reaching real holograms thanks to the Aerial Burton plasma laser display. Aerial Burton has used a plasma laser to float... >>

Roadside laser could detect drivers’ alcohol levels as they pass

Roadside laser could detect drivers’ alcohol levels as they pass

By 8 July 2014

Soon drunk drivers may be caught before they even get home and before they even realise. A new roadside laser may be able to detect alcohol vapour in moving cars, working like an automated speed camera, but for boozers. While the study that uses this... >>

New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick

New laser could detect illness from your breath, before you get sick

By 18 February 2014

Detection of illness from gases in breath is a relatively new and very exciting science. And now a new laser has been created that can read gases in the air more accurately than ever. Soon doctors may be able to scan the air you breath out, with a Star... >>

Shark has a laser beam attached to its fin

Shark has a laser beam attached to its fin

By 4 May 2012

A scientist has managed to attach a laser beam to a shark, fulfilling the desire of Austin Powers’ nemesis, Dr Evil. The spectacle took place in the Bahamas and was caught on film as daredevil and Australian marine biologist Luke Tipple swam up to a... >>