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Latest Theodore Harold Maiman Stories

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2010-05-15 08:10:00

Fifty years ago Sunday, a man named Theodore Maiman built the first working laser.

2010-03-11 08:58:58

Fifty years after the first laser sparked a technological revolution, the "light fantastic" continues to impact people's daily lives — by playing DVDs, speeding Internet connections, and performing intricate surgery.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.