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Gates-backed Lumotive upends lidar conventions using metamaterials

Pretty much every self-driving car on the road, not to mention many a robot and drone, uses lidar to sense its surroundings. But useful as lidar is, it also involves physical compromises that limit its capabilities. Lumotive is a new company with funding from Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures that uses metamaterials to exceed those limits, perhaps setting a new standard for the industry. The company is just now coming out of stealth, but it’s been in the works for a long time. I actually met ...
Tags: Accelerator, Automotive, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, Science, TC, Transportation, Autonomous Vehicles, Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures, Lasers, Lidar, Self-driving Cars


XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare moves toward genetically tailored treatments, one of the biggest hurdles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of fast, low-cost genetic testing. And few people are more familiar with the problems of today’s genetic diagnostics tools than Kalim Mir, the 52-year-old founder of XGenomes, who has spent his entire professional career studying the human genome. “ Ultimately genomics is going to be the foundation for healthcare,” says Mir. “For that we need to move toward a sequenci...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, England, Biology, Tech, Harvard, United States, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Genome, Yorkshire, Lasers, Genomics, Human Genome Project, Northern England, Biotechnology


XTech Tactical and Gun Dynamics Launch Smart Laser

Gun Dynamics have announced a crowdfunding campaign to bring XTech Tactical’s Smart Laser to market. XTech Tactical are better known for their grips, magazines and other accessories, the laser is new ground for the Arizona-based company. The Smart Laser has a sensor which detects the shooter’s finger movement and turns on the laser or 200-lumen […] Read More … The post XTech Tactical and Gun Dynamics Launch Smart Laser appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Arizona, Lasers, Press Releases, Lights, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Weapon Light, XTech Tactical, Gun Dynamics, The Smart Laser


Watch as diffused reflected laser light kills pixels in this Sony A7SII sensor

It’s not a secret that things like lasers and lidar can kill camera sensors. You get an intense beam of light pointed towards your camera, and then the lens focuses it into an even brighter point, frying pixels. But did you know that diffused reflected laser light can also cause this to happen? Photographer Andy Boyd […] The post Watch as diffused reflected laser light kills pixels in this Sony A7SII sensor appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Sony, Lasers, Laser, Laser Pointers, Andy Boyd


PSA: Don’t Shine A Laser At Aircraft Especially LE Helicopters

There are certain actions in the society that one would think common sense dictates you just do not do those things. Like yelling “fire” in a theater, “bomb” in an airport etc. Unless those things are actually happening. Don’t bring anything gun shaped into a school. You know, common sense. But this Clearwater Florida man is […] Read More … The post PSA: Don’t Shine A Laser At Aircraft Especially LE Helicopters appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Thermal, Helicopter, Laser, Editorial, Don, Clearwater Florida, Aircraft Especially LE Helicopters


How Scientists Made a Laser Beam That Can Pass Through White Paint

It’s not quite seeing through walls, but scientists are working to engineer light beams so that they can pass through an opaque medium without scattering, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Lasers, Photonics


Crimson Trace Introduce Laserguard for S&W M&P Shield EZ

Crimson Trace have announced the launch of a Laserguard for Smith & Wesson’s MP Shield EZ. The new addition to the Laserguard line will be available with red and green lasers. Here’s what Crimson Trace have to say about the new laser: Crimson Trace®, America’s recognized leading brand of laser sights, today announced that it […] Read More … The post Crimson Trace Introduce Laserguard for S&W M&P Shield EZ appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, America, Lasers, Press Releases, Laser, Smith Wesson, Crimson Trace, Pistols, Laserguard, S&W, Product Announcement, Crimson Trace Laserguard, Smith & Wesson's MP Shield EZ, Crimson Trace Introduce Laserguard


Streamlight Introduces TLR-6 for SIG Sauer’s P365

Streamlight have introduced a new version of their TLR-6 weapon light for SIG Sauer’s P365. The ‘ultra-compact version’ of the TLR-6 attaches to the P365’s rail and trigger guards combining an LED light and red laser module. Here’s Streamlight’s full press release on the new addition to their TLR-6 series: The TLR-6 is designed to […] Read More … The post Streamlight Introduces TLR-6 for SIG Sauer’s P365 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Press Releases, Flashlights, Sig Sauer, TLR, Sauer, Streamlight, SIG Sauer P365, Streamlight TLR-6


[SHOT 2019] HK & Brolis M3 Laser

At the Military and Law Enforcement section of the Heckler and Koch booth at SHOT Show 2019, there were a number of firearms rocking a new weapon laser with HK markings on them. Later I found out they are made by Brolis Photonics in collaboration with H&K. The Brolis M3 Laser is a European version […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] HK & Brolis M3 Laser appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Law Enforcement, Lasers, Koch, SHOT Show, H&K, Brolis, Heckler and Koch, Laser Module, Weapon Laser, SHOT Show 2019, Brolis Photonics, HK Brolis


[SHOT 2019] SureFire’s New XLV2 Pistol/Carbine weaponlight and laser

SureFire had a number of new lights on display at SHOT Show 2019. The XLV2 is probably the most interesting one. It is an all in one WML. As you can see in the photo above, the XLV2 has both visible and IR light/laser. This reminds me of the Steiner DBAL-PL or the Wilcox Raptar […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] SureFire’s New XLV2 Pistol/Carbine weaponlight and laser appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Flashlights, SHOT Show, Surefire, Laser Module, SHOT Show 2019, IR lasers, WML, Wilcox Raptar


Scientists Figured Out How to Send Secret Messages to Your Ear With Lasers

Scientists have devised a way to communicate secretly by sending laser-transmitted messages directly into the area around a person’s ear.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Lasers, Spies, Secrets, Acoustics


Lasers and bovine breathalyzer help determine how much methane cows produce

Cow farts and belches don't sound like catastrophic threats, but they contribute to the massive amounts of methane in the atmosphere. Recently, scientists set out to establish the numbers. The post Lasers and bovine breathalyzer help determine how much methane cows produce appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Lasers, Methane, Emerging Tech


China has 20 Megawatt Power System Modules and More Railgun Sea Trials

China’s is performing more sea trials of its navy ship with a railgun. They have also made progress on 20 Megawatt power modules to power more railguns. Long time no see, the railgun test ship... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Navy, China, World, Military, Innovation, Lasers, Weapons, Future Weapons, Railguns, Megawatt Power System Modules


[Indo Defense 2018] Rheinmetall Air Defense AG’s ILEE® TwinBeam Mk2 Laser Designator

Introduced in March of this year, we were able to get our hands on Rheinmetall Air Defense AG’s ILEE® TwinBeam Mk2 visible/IR laser designator. The TwinBeam Mk2 is actually just one such designator out of a large product line of similar designators that fill different capabilities and needs. Many of the small arms laser designators […] Read More … The post [Indo Defense 2018] Rheinmetall Air Defense AG’s ILEE® TwinBeam Mk2 Laser Designator appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Companies, Lasers, Laser, Daily News, Shooting Accessories, Rheinmetall, ATPIAL, Designator, Indo Defense, Indo Defense 2018, Rheinmetall Air Defense AG


Patricia Houlihan – Real Estate Agent or Alien? You Decide!

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Tags: Real Estate, Funny, Fail, Fun, Radio, Lasers, Alien, Laser, Just For Fun, Patricia Houlihan


Sealing up wounds with a laser beam

OK, it's not quite Dr. Crusher's dermal regenerator (seen above), but Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a laser system for sealing wounds. The system involves a sealing paste -- made from silk protein mixed with gold nanorods -- that bonds with skin when heated with a laser. From IEEE Spectrum: To use a laser to seal skin, one must focus the heat of the light using some sort of photoconverter. (Chemical engineer Caushal) Rege’s lab opted for gold nanorods and embedde...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Medicine, Medical, Lasers, Chemical, Arizona State University, Caushal Rege


Challenge yourself by building this DIY wooden combination lock

Is a wooden lock as tough as one made out of metal? Nope. Is buying a lock easier than building one? Absolutely. Is a lock you made with your own two hands significantly more badass than anything you can purchase, ready-to-use? Without a shadow of a doubt. If you're looking for an unusual woodworking project to undertake, Matthias Wandel has you covered. You can buy the plans for his wooden mechanical lock, here. Once you do, you'll also get access to the plans for a laser cut iteration of th...
Tags: Security, Post, Video, News, Diy, Woodworking, Lasers, Locks, Matthias Wandel, Weekend Projects


How Plants Produce Oxygen Revealed by 'Tour-de-Force' Laser Measurement

An experiment using intense laser pulses has allowed scientists to watch plants produce oxygen from water part of photosynthesis in real time, according to a groundbreaking new paper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Lasers, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Biochemistry, Photosynthesis


Laser "porch light" could be a beacon for ETs

A feasibility study in the Astrophysical Journal explains how a powerful laser on an Earth mountaintop, focused through a huge telescope, could shine a light of infrared radiation that would be detectable up to 20,000 light years away. While some scientists are concerned about alerting extraterrestrials to our presence, I agree with what something said to me by Ann Druyan -- co-writer of Cosmos and many other works with her husband Carl Sagan -- when we were working on the Voyager Golden Record:...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Earth, Mit, Lasers, Carl Sagan, Seti, Astrophysics, Extraterrestrials, Clark, Morse, ETS, JAMES CLARK, Ann Druyan, Cosmos


Would You Pay $2,400 for a Laser Bong?

If there is a God and he is indeed omniscient, it is also true that he foresaw the human race’s ability to create a great many things that would change the world, improve the overall quality of life here on Earth, and maybe even one day move beyond it. I can’t help but wonder what the hell he would make of this $2,400…Read more...
Tags: Science, Weed, Earth, Lasers, Bong, Silicon Cali, Laser Bong


Sam’s Club Goes Digital, BNSF’s Electric Locomotive, & More TX Tech

Let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Texas.—The Texas Medical Center’s TMCx accelerator has been included in a list of best programs for the first time. With platinum status, AngelPad, StartX, and Y Combinator topped the list released by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. The rankings, which are in part compiled by Rice University’s Yael Hochberg, reflect metrics such as valuations of and total fundraising by participating startups. Other Texas accelerators in the list o...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Texas, Trains, Funding, Trends, Investment, Walmart, E-commerce, People, Sam's Club, Software, Innovation, United Nations


Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites

Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have proposed a plan to use ultra-hot and ultra-short laser beams to punch through cloud layers and transmit information from satellites to Earth. The post Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Information, Research, Data, Earth, Satellites, Switzerland, Lasers, Emerging Tech, University of Geneva


B.E. Meyers release a new laser pointer

B.E. Meyers & Company. is showcasing all of their products at the Air National Guard Weapons and Tactics show in Tuscon, AZ., between October 16-17. Apart from all of their current products, like the popular Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL), they will also be showing a brand new product. From the Press Release: October, 2018 […] Read More … The post B.E. Meyers release a new laser pointer appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Lasers, Meyers, Tuscon, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Night Vision, Product Announcement, Best Gear, Meyers Company, MIL/LE, Air National Guard Weapons


Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250: First Impressions

The Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250 is a laser sight designed for the Mossberg Shockwave 500 and 590. We had a chance to test out a prototype this summer in Montana. The post Crimson Trace Lasersaddle LS-250: First Impressions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Montana, Lasers, Shotguns, Mossberg, Crimson Trace, Mossberg Shockwave


A Visit to One of the Most Powerful Lasers on Earth

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics didn’t just make discoveries. Their revolutionary work turned powerful lasers into ubiquitous lab tools. The day of the announcement earlier this month, I’d already planned to visit the tennis-court sized Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator, or BELLA,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Lasers, Particle physics, Nobel prizes, Berkeley California, Donna Strickland, Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator


PSQ-18 Grenade Launcher Sight – Night Vision IR Illuminator On a Budget

Insight is well known for making weapon lasers like the PEQ-15. They also made a weapon laser sight for grenade launchers. The PSQ-18 and PSQ-18/A are the laser sights for the M203 and M320 grenade launcher. They have a laser pointer but they also have an integrated IR laser illuminator that works very well. While […] Read More … The post PSQ-18 Grenade Launcher Sight – Night Vision IR Illuminator On a Budget appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Insight, Lasers, Editorial, Night Vision, IR Illuminator, Laser Pointer, WeaponLight, IR laser, IR weapon sight


US SOCOM in the Market for a Handgun Aiming Laser (HAL)

Naval Surface Warfare Centre (NSWC) Crane has released a requirement for a Handgun Aiming Laser or HAL. The Request For Proposals (RFP) notice was originally posted at the very end of August but NSCW Crane has extended the submission period from 5th October to the 18th October. SOCOM wants the Handgun Aiming Laser to be a “non-visible laser […] Read More … The post US SOCOM in the Market for a Handgun Aiming Laser (HAL) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, US, Lasers, Daily News, Hal, SOCOM, NSWC Crane, US SOCOM, IR laser, Handgun Aiming Laser, NSCW Crane


Nobel Prize goes to laser-wrangling physicists, including first woman to be honored in 55 years

The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers whose work in lasers enabled all kinds of new experiments and treatments. Arthur Ashkin is the primary recipient, sharing the prize with Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland; notably, the latter is the first woman to receive the prize since 1963, and only the third in history. “This year’s prize is about tools made from light,” the Swedish foundation said in its announcement of the prize. ” The work that won the award stretc...
Tags: Science, Tech, Physics, Lasers, Bell Labs, Marie Curie, Strickland, Alfred Nobel, Nobel Prize, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland, Mourou, Ashkin, NPR Strickland


Donna Strickland, Third Woman to Ever Win Nobel Prize in Physics, Helped Make Awesome Laser Tool

Scientists Arthur Ashkin from the U.S.-based Bell Labs, Gérard Mourou from École Polytechnique in France, and Donna Strickland from the University of Waterloo in Canada shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering work in laser physics. Strickland is the third female physics laureate ever, after Maria…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Canada, Lasers, Nobel prizes, Maria, Women In Science, University of Waterloo, Strickland, École Polytechnique, Arthur Ashkin, Donna Strickland, Bell Labs Gérard Mourou


L3 Win $50 Million SOCOM Contract for Squad Aiming Lasers

US Special Operations Command has awarded L3 Technologies a $48 Million contract for a Squad Aiming Laser. The Department of Defense confirmed the contract award on the 21st September. The project began in 2017, and was run by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. L3 Technologies is a major defence contractor with numerous branches, the winning […] Read More … The post L3 Win $50 Million SOCOM Contract for Squad Aiming Lasers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Laser, Daily News, Sal, SOCOM, US Special Operations Command, Other Gear & Gadgets, L3, Laser Aiming Module, Squad Aiming Laser, SOCOM Contract for Squad Aiming Lasers, Squad Aiming Laser The Department of Defense