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Person standing by a barbed wire fence with their back to the camera is pointing a green laser at an airplane in flight.

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

Neurons

New technique may allow more precise and less invasive study of the brain.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

What if scientists could make it rain?

Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer

Carbon dioxide light source cleanly cuts decay.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

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