The microscopic lens bends light to quicken data transfer in computers.
Tess Joosse, Contributor
New find raises questions regarding size and timing of large settlements in Central America.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New design is able to stabilize itself.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers developed a way to weld pieces of brittle ceramics together using a laser that fires a million times per second.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Regular improvements in so-called optical clocks are setting the stage for a redefinition of the second and powering searches for new laws of physics.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
New proof of concept could guard against the disorienting effects of laser pointers invading the cockpit.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Innovations in laser methods and technology won Nobel Prizes in 2017 and 2018, but not all lasers are the same.
Claire Cleveland, Contributor
Optical tweezers developed by a new Nobel laureate could potentially be used on slightly larger objects, but not spacecraft.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Two independent studies yield new insights into spectacular weather phenomena on our neighbor planets.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Physicists show how switching positive and negative charges in graphene could make the first quantum time mirror.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The UN designated 2015 as the International Year of Light. The closing ceremony was held in Merida, Mexico.
Inside Science Contributor
New technique may allow more precise and less invasive study of the brain.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor