Using Lasers to Treat Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in the United States, alone. Over 6.7 percent of U.S. adults suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. These and other similar disorders are typically treated using a combination of behavioral therapy and pharmaceutical drugs. While generally effective in the realm of treatment, the standard methods do not work for […]

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Lasers Vs Insects: Creating the Photonic Fence

Controlling disease-carrying insects is a worldwide issue for agricultural, food, and health industries. Insufficient pest control can ruin an entire season’s crops, or even help spread harmful diseases to consumers. The common method for maintaining control of food resources is through the use of pesticides. While these chemicals are mostly effective in warding off troublesome […]

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Dennis Gabor and the Hologram Theory

When questioned about the future, we often respond with painted Hollywood-influenced concepts and inventions. However, we have yet to truly understand the impact of thought and how often these made-up scenarios influence young scientists and engineers worldwide. One truly futuristic concept of the past that has yet to develop into a mainstream household commodity is […]

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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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