Scientists use bounced lasers to determine whether a glass of water is pure

Scientists have come up with a high-tech method to work out whether water is pure using bounced lasers and sonar technology. Here’s how it works — and what could make it so useful.

U.K. military is getting serious about lasers and other energy weapons

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defence is investing $162 million in trialling the next generation of laser and radio frequency Directed Energy Weapons. Warfare is about to get a whole lot more sci-fi!

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 […]