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Ancient Cambodian city sees light of day with laser technology

A LIDAR photo of the World Trade Center site in New York in 2001. Lidar (light detection and ranging) is a remote sensing technique that uses laser light in much the same way that sonar uses sound, or radar uses radio waves. Photo: AFP

A lost medieval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1,200 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am

China should focus on hi-tech weapons, not plodding old carriers

China should focus on hi-tech weapons, not plodding old carriers

Technology has a clever habit of outdoing fantasy, and this month the US Navy announced that it has finally produced a working Laser Weapon System (the US military has been trying to develop something like this for decades). After proving itself by shooting down target drones in 12 out of 12 tests, the laser will be on board an active US warship by next year, probably in the Persian Gulf, ready to zap Iranian missiles.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 2 comments

Ask the doctors: Lim Kar Seng

Don't worry, laser hair removal is very safe. The laser used for this process targets the hair follicles damaging them and removing the hair with minimal damage to the surrounding skin.

4 Mar 2013 - 10:25am

Chinese scientists create snowfall in a lab

On the sidelines of 'serious' military research, optics Professor Liu Jiansheng accidentally created something he never expected to see in his laboratory: a snowfall.

Playing around with a laser beam at the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liu and his team triggered a tiny flurry in their lab's cloud chamber.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Body sculpting' gains converts

Once, the only way to remove stubborn fat and cellulite, other than by dietary methods or exercise, was by undergoing liposuction surgery - a bit scary for some but usually a safe and effective treatment.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Buff Body

Biotherm Celluli Laser Scrub (HK$260/200ml)

Claim: a slimming exfoliator that heats, smoothes and preps the skin for Biotherm's Celluli Laser Gel. To be applied on dry skin, its thick texture allows for an intense cellulite-combating massage at home. Rating:

Sisley Energizing Foaming Exfoliant for the Body (HK$700/ 150ml)

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Laser Photon

If the thought of having to carry your own camping equipment puts you off enjoying the great outdoors, the ultra-light Laser Photon tent is the ideal solution. Weighing in at 740 grams and created by expedition and adventure-equipment specialist Terra Nova, the Laser Photon is the world's lightest tent, according to the company.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am