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Chinese Laser Chip Developer Vertilite Secures Fresh Funding thumbnail
Technology
Chinese Laser Chip Developer Vertilite Secures Fresh Funding

Your browser does not support the audio element. Several top lidar enterprises including RoboSense and Hesai Technology have recently invested in Vertilite, a laser chip manufacturer based in China. Shenzhen-based EV giant BYD has also made investment in the company. Established in 2015, Vertilite has become deeply involved in the field of vertical cavity surface…

Ultrasound-assisted laser technique vaporizes artery plaque thumbnail
Health & Medical
Ultrasound-assisted laser technique vaporizes artery plaque

Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally treated by inserting and inflating a balloon to expand the artery. Credit: Rohit Singh, University of Kansas Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally…

The Navy tested a laser that could defend ships from missiles thumbnail
Science & Nature
The Navy tested a laser that could defend ships from missiles

In the sky above the desert, the Navy’s laser destroyed a drone pretending to be a missile. This demonstration is part of the Office of Naval Research’s test of a counter-missile laser weapon in New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range in February. Trialing the new weapon against a target drone imitating a cruise missile brings…

Applying laser technology to solve humanity’s challenges thumbnail
Technology
Applying laser technology to solve humanity’s challenges

Directed energy is “the ability to create a high amount of energy in a controlled volume at a given distance in order to trigger physical reactions to study the interaction between the energy and the matter,” says Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, who is the Chief Researcher at DERC, which is part of the Abu Dhabi government’s…

Vaginal laser rejuvenation ineffective for many symptoms of menopause thumbnail
General
Vaginal laser rejuvenation ineffective for many symptoms of menopause

Laser vaginal rejuvenation treatments aren’t effective for many common symptoms of menopause, according to researchers. Photo by StockSnap/Pixabay Laser-based vaginal “rejuvenation” is all the rage among women concerned about vaginal dryness and other “down there” symptoms of menopause, but it’s buyer beware when it comes to these procedures, new research warns. It turns out that…