Laser Weapons Could Be Closer Than You ThinkFinally, the laser weapons we saw in Star Wars are closer to reality than ever before, and they could change everything we know about fighting a war.
UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99Charles Hard Townes, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor who invented the laser and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics, died Tuesday at the age of 99.
Planet Formation Re-Created In Lawrence Livermore LabScientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using lasers to create the pressure and temperatures needed for planet formation as a way to calculate how bodies in our solar system have evolved.
Lasers, Chemical Soup Used To Re-Create What May Be Life's First Spark On EarthThe researchers zapped clay and a chemical soup with the laser to simulate the energy of a speeding asteroid smashing into the planet. They ended up creating what can be considered crucial pieces of the building blocks of life.
Man Indicted On Charge Of Shining Laser At CHP HelicopterAn 18-year-old Oakland man was due to be arraigned in federal court on Sept. 5 on a charge of shining a laser pointer at an airborne California Highway Patrol helicopter in June.
Central Valley Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Pointing Laser At Police HelicopterA Central California man convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region's longest for such a crime.
Laser Strikes Chopper 5 Over East Palo AltoA person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire at a nearby veterans home Monday night.
Defendant Faces Stiff Punishment For San Jose Laser IncidentSanta Clara County prosecutors appear to be getting serious about cracking down on people aiming laser pointers at aircraft. One such suspect is facing a sentence of 25 years to life in prison under California's three strikes law.