Using Lasers to Detect Mutant Bacteria

Using lasers to detect harmful bacteria is a topic of interest to more than a few researchers. Previously, we highlighted developments where lasers were used to identify contaminated food, which may be used to stop food poisoning long before contaminated food hits a dinner plate. Now, researchers at Purdue University have developed a laser tool that […]

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Creating a Disposable, Printable Laser

Disposable, single-use items are used by the general public on an almost daily basis. Whether it’s cups, razors, or cleaning products, the ability to consistently have essentials on hand is a convenience for many around the world. When thinking of disposable items and products, lasers are far from the first thing that pops into one’s […]

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Infrared Lasers: A Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

According to recent studies, nearly 5 to 10 percent of Americans over age 60 are struggling with dementia. The term dementia is a common term which collectively classifies many degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This disease is a neurological disorder which leads to memory loss that is caused by the death of […]

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Deborah Jin and the Fermionic Condensate

Deborah Jin is a respected American physicist who studies within polar molecular quantum chemistry in order to use lasers to make atoms cold. She has been involved in some of the earliest studies of the Bose-Einstein condensates which was led by Dr. Lene Hau. Dr. Jin is currently a NIST fellow at JILA while also […]

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Use of Lasers For Potential Treatment or Cure To Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and how can it be cured? PD is defined as being a progressive disease of the nervous system that is marked by slow imprecise movements such as shaking and rigidity that worsen over time. This disease currently affects more than one million people within the US while an estimated eight million […]

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