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Scientist’s Have Now Created “Blood Lasers”

{{unknown}}Medical imaging is a pretty interesting field of research, even if people don’t tend to think so. Case in point: literal “blood lasers,” a brand new method of medical imaging that could save lives. Sounds very sci-fi, we know, but blood lasers are a real thing that may aid medical professionals in identifying tumors in patient’s bodies well before their condition turns critical. The strange-but-cool medical imaging technique is the work of University of Michigan researchers who have altered the way in which lasers are…

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Students Design A Laser Device To Combat Geese Problem

Believe it or not, even in the hustle and bustle of the GTA, it’s not uncommon to see a flock of geese around this time of year. You’ve likely seen them yourself — either sitting together on a field, or even venturing out and attempting to cross the street. But in less urban areas, geese can have a much more menacing presence, and are capable of doing significant damage to people’s livelihoods. In more sprawling rural landscapes, geese can actually wreak havoc on crops and destroy…

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Hidden Cambodian Cities Discovered With Lasers

Lasers are pretty impressive. See: any sci-fi movie from the 70s. But here in modern times, and in real life, archaeologists in Cambodia just found a way to use them to discover lost cities. The Temples of Angkor Wat is one of the foremost archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, and using airborne laser scanning technology, archaeologists were able to scan an area of more than 734 square miles. They uncovered multiple cities, some that were roughly 900 to 1,400 years old, and some that are…

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Counting Calories Gets Futuristic With The NutriRay3D

Everybody is scared of getting fat so we’re told to count the calories that we eat. But everybody also hates math, so what’s a person to do? Thankfully, the University of Washington is developing a new smartphone device for us all called the NutriRay3D, which uses lasers to count the number of calories that are on our plate. Yes, you read that correctly – we will be able to count calories with lasers. After plugging in the scanning module to your existing smartphone, you can…

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