Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Plasmonic Nanolaser is Cavity-Free

Again, sometimes some headlines are so great you have to use them even if you aren't 100% sure of what they mean:

New Plasmonic Nanolaser is Cavity-Free

The headline actually refers to the method by which the laser beam would be generated, which would not involve a gas-filled hollow cavity like most lasers do. It is currently only a theory and has yet to be built and tested, either by physicists or dentists.


fillyjonk said...

Well, crud. Here I was hoping someone had come up with a way to repair dental caries without using a drill.

Dang. (I inherited my mom's bad teeth, so the drill is something I'm way too familiar with.)

Friar said...

It is disappointing, isn't it?