Astrobiologists have shown that lasers can be used to spot extraterrestrial microbes.
Optical engineers have discovered that diamonds can multiply laser power, dramatically increasing the output of a single beam.
Nasa has developed a new stopwatch that'll time laser beams for measuring the height of the Earth's surface.
Optical engineers have invented a new kind of display that creates three-dimensional images in a liquid.
The same technology used to detect biohazards in public places could be used to detect organic biosignatures on the Red Planet.
Physicists are hoping a trip to the nearest neighbouring solar system could be accomplished in just 20 years.
A team of British researchers has successfully demonstrated the first practical laser grown directly on a lump of silicon.
Star Wars Week Star Wars could have represented something entirely different and a lot more deadly, if Reagan got his way.