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Lasers are key to mastering challenges in lightweight construction

Many joining and cutting processes are possible only with lasers. New technologies make it possible to manufacture metal components with hollow structures that are significantly lighter and yet just as stable as solid components. In addition, lasers can be used to combine various lightweight construction materials and steels with each other.

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Powerful Laser Creates Man-made Black Holes?

Black holes are fascinating! So much has been written and speculated about them and yet, we know so little. That makes this mysterious phenomena all the more captivating. However, what if I told you that we could create a black hole? Or something that can get as close to being a real black hole yet. …

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masterfox2052d ago

cool just don't let that thing expand.


EU Scientists Use Tech Found In iPhone X To Create ‘Lightspeed’ Internet

NRM: "A team of EU-funded scientists are harnessing the power of next generation lasers to create a light speed internet and remove any server over-capacity issues."

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boing12118d ago

Too bad Apple didn't use it to get better LTE speeds. Slow as hell.

fr0sty2118d ago

It doesn't work on wireless signals.


Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers

Apple is naming another recipient of funds from its $1 billion US Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it announced earlier this year. Finisar, a company that manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), is receiving $390 million as part of Apple’s new program to fuel job creation among American manufacturers.

Apple is currently using lasers to power Face ID, Animoji, portrait mode selfies, and even the proximity sensing on the company’s AirPods. Finisar is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Texas to create the VCSELs that Apple requires for its products. Apple says 100 percent of the VCSELs that the company purchases from Finisar will be made in Texas.

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