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Image of the Day
Nobel Laureate and Laser Scientist Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2017
Nicolaas Bloembergen’s research laid the groundwork for the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.
Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip
Staff | Sep 1, 2017
Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.
Legacies Left Behind in 2015
Karen Zusi | Dec 31, 2015
A look at the contributions of some of the prominent researchers who died this year
Laser Inventor Dies
Jenny Rood | Jan 29, 2015
Charles Townes, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has passed away at age 99.
Laser-Guided Cock Block
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2014
See the experiment that used lasers and optogenetics to alter sexual behavior in
Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2011
Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Lasers of a feather light better
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Researchers have developed a new kind of laser that mimics some of the world's most beautiful birds, copying the nanoscale structure of their brightly colored feathers to capture light.