Laser harps merge technology and creativity in a way that is as visually interesting as it is audibly enjoyable. This week, we took a look at the laser harps used by professional musicians, as well as the Do-It-Yourself versions, made with hardware store parts and a little bit of engineering know-how. Find out how the laser harp works and where to find the resources to learn how to make your own by clicking here.
In this week’s Science Fiction or Science Fact, we look at X-Men team leader Cyclops. The character, known for his ability to shoot red beams from his eyes. As fictional as the concept sounds, the character has an interesting tie to laser history. Learn more about Cyclops and how his “optic blasts” evolved over time by clicking here.
We also discussed learning from laser safety Incidents in the medical setting on Wednesday. Read more about it by clicking here
ANSI Z136 standards are key to laser safety and applications. In our guide to selecting the appropriate laser safety standard, find out about the significant benefits associated with having accurate safety standards. Plus, learn more about the most recently updated Z136 standards by clicking here
Save the date! The International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC®) will take place March 20–23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will cover laser product safety, medical laser safety, bioeffects and more. Also, the call for papers for ILSC® is now open for submissions. To find out more about the conference and paper submission requirements, check out the post by clicking here.
Registration for the 35th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO®) is now open. ICALEO® will take place October 16–20, 2016 in San Diego, California. Be sure to check out the ICALEO® page for information about registration, attendees, and location. Register today by clicking here.
Does your state have specific laser safety mandates? Not sure? Take a look at Your Guide to State Mandated Laser Safety Regulations. Here you will find a chart that identifies a number of state specific guidelines, as well as options and suggestions for those without specific mandates in your state. The guide can be found here by clicking here.