laser laser  /ˈleɪ zər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light

Usage(s):

  1. Like so many other triumphs of science, the laser has become a double-edged sword.
  2. The artists behind the Graffiti Research Lab decorate buildings and bridges with laser beams in lieu of spray-paint.
  3. MC Yan uses a laser pointer to tag Hong Kong's Cultural Centre across Victoria Harbour.

News

  1. Airborne laser reveals city under Cambodian earth

    SYDNEY (AP) — Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Airborne laser spots ancient city complex of roads, canals hidden under dense Cambodian forest

    SYDNEY — Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Laser scans flesh out the saga of Cambodia's 1,200-year-old lost city

    Laser-scanning technology reveals that the Cambodian lost city of Mahendraparvata, dating back to a time before Angkor Wat, was much more extensive than previously thought. The latest word about the high-tech hunt for hidden ruins came over the weekend in an on-the-scene report from Australia's Fairfax Media.Archaeologists have known about the Hindu-Buddhist-influenced city, situated about 25 ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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Quotes

  1. But he rolled the downhill putt perfectly, saying "the ball couldn't have gone more in the center of the hole with a laser on it."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: Gazette Online (blog)

  2. When he became CEO in 2007, Hayward said he would focus "like a laser" on safety, a phrase he repeated on Thursday.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: The Associated Press

  3. "When you became CEO of BP, you promised to focus like a laser on safe and reliable operations," Waxman said. "We wanted to know what you had done to keep this promise." "We could find no evidence that you paid any attention to the...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: The Associated Press

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