Laser Technology Current Affairs - 2020

GoI: Technology developed to improve Fuel Efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines

The International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) operating under Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has developed a technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines. Highlights The technology improves the fuel efficiency by reducing friction in the engines. This has been achieved through Laser surface micro-texturing. In Read More…

What is Thermal Screening used at airports for COVID-19?

Thermal Screening are being used at airports to check COVID-19 virus. The numbers infected in India has reached 500 and India has entered into complete lock down for 21 days to contain the disease. What is Thermal Screening? Thermal screening is a process that detects radiation emitted by an object with increased temperature. When a Read More…

India, Czech Republic sign five agreements

India and Czech Republic have signed five agreements on defence, scientific and industrial research, laser technology, agriculture and diplomatic visa waiver. These agreements were signed after delegation-level talks between Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Czech Republic counterpart Milos Zeman in Prague, capital of Czech Republic. President Kovind visited Czech Republic on final leg of Read More…

XFEL: World’s biggest and powerful X-ray laser gun unveilded

The world’s largest and powerful X-ray laser- European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) was unveiled in Hamburg, Germany. The first beams from XFEL were accelerated in April 2017 and first x-ray beams were produced in May 2017. It will help scientists penetrate the inner workings of atoms, viruses and chemical reactions. European X-ray Free Electron Read More…

Israeli scientists create world’s first water-wave laser

Scientists from Israel have created the world’s first ‘water-wave laser’ that emits a beam through the interaction of light and water waves. The study conducted by team of researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology led by Professor Tal Carmon. Significance of this research A typical laser can be created when the electrons in atoms become Read More…