What is manufacturing technology? What would our everyday lives be like without the constant evolution of manufactured goods? Learn more about the benefits of manufacturing technology in electronics, transportation, and medical applications by clicking here.
In this week’s Science Fiction or Science Fact, we take a look at Stan Lee & Don Heck’s “The Living Laser.” The Living Laser appeared most often opposite Iron Man, but was created as a way to “fix” errors made with other comic book characters, as public awareness of laser technology increased. 50 years later, the lines between fantasy and reality are blurred, as recent developments have made The Living Laser’s powers almost plausible. You will not be seeing The Living Laser on the big screen anytime soon, but you can learn more about the history of the character byclicking here.
On Wednesday, we introduced you to Mildred Dresselhaus, professor, physicist, and student of material science & manufacturing. Known mostly for her studies of magneto optics, Dresselhaus has had an illustrious career, winning a multitude of awards. In addition to her vast professional accomplishments, Dresselhaus is a strong promoter of women in science and engineering. Learn more about this inspiring, accomplished woman by clicking here.
In just a few decades, the world went from only viewing films in theaters to the ability to stream instantly, from your home. Before VHS, before DVD, and way before Netflix, came the LaserDisc. In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we take a look at home movie technology from the past, and how the laserdisc had an impact on today’s laser-utilizing home entertainment devices. Read more by clicking here
LIA was in attendance at LASYS International Trade Fair May 31–June 2, in Stuttgart, Germany. Check out the LIA Facebook & Twitter pages for updates from the event.
Looking to hone your laser safety skills, but are unsure you can make it to a three day course? Be sure to check out our guide to online laser safety training courses. LIA offers Laser Safety Officer Training, Laser Safety Awareness Training, as well as specialized courses for Industrial and Educational applications. Find out more about the available online courses by clicking here.