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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Laser

All time
# vaginal mesh
Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices
The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.
# whoosh
Watch some water droplets be vaporised by a powerful X-ray laser
It was done to help better understand explosions caused by X-rays, information that could be used for future experiments.
# VS025
London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it
Police are investigating the incident.
# close shave
A futuristic razor that shaves hair with a laser was just banned by Kickstarter after raising €3.5 million
But don’t worry, it’s not dead yet.
# burn baby burn
This person created a real-life version of Space Invaders using a laser cutter
Just don’t try this at home, ok.
# zero gravity
Scientists are planning to zap space debris with lasers
It’s hoped scenarios like the one depicted in the sci-fi movie ‘Gravity’ can be prevented by striking dangerous bits of debris with lasers based on Earth.
FBI investigating rise in lasers targeting commercial airplanes
This follows two incidents on Tuesday in which lasers were pointed at the cockpits of planes.
Column: Banking has a cost – but the price is too high
By raising transactions charges, banks are creating a mental barrier which will cause people to reconsider spending on even small items – reducing demand and consumption and, ultimately, doing our economy no favours, writes Noel Rock.
# Road Trip
Curiosity rover prepares to zap Mars rocks and hit the road
Researchers will be carrying out tests in the coming days to prepare the rover for its first journey across the surface of Mars.
# team ireland
London 2012: Annalise Murphy leads the way on strong sailing day for Team Ireland
A number of encouraging results have flowed in from Weymouth. Long may it continue.
# 12 days to go
London 2012: Introducing... James Espey
The Ulster sailor will compete in his first Olympic Games this month.
# The Shard
The Shard - Europe's new tallest building
The Shard features offices, a 5-star hotel with over than 200 rooms and suites, and three floors of restaurants featuring city views.
# Weapons
New self-guided bullet can hit target from a mile away: report
A Lockheed Martin-owned lab in the US has developed a new bullet that looks like a four-inch-long missile.
# The Future!
Visa cards to replace Laser allowing for 'contactless' payments
AIB has announced it is joining Bank of Ireland in rolling out the new cards.
Video: US navy tests high-energy laser
First teat of laser beam sets fire to another boat, disabling the vessel.