Recent Features

"Death Rays: How the Dream of an Ultimate Weapons Became a Dark Farce," New Scientist, 18 December 2018 (may be paywalled)

"Managing Expectations of Artificial Intelligence," Nature 28 November 2018

"High-Power Fiber Lasers," Optics & Photonics News, October 2018

"Optics and Photonics: A Shining Example," Physics World October 2018

"Cutting Edge Cinema," Optics & Photonics News, May 2018

"Fiber Lasers Mean Ray Guns Are Coming," IEEE Spectrum, April 2018

"Lidar for Self-Driving Cars," Optics & Photonics News, January 2018

"Lessons on Laser Diodes," Architectural Lighting, 27 November 2017

"How Lasers Got Practical," Optics & Photonics News, October 2017

"Cassini's Grand Finale," New Scientist, 13 September 2017

"The Lesson of the Great Paris Telescope," Sky & Telescope July 2017 

"Giant Telescopes of the 20th Century," Optics & Photonics News, April 2017 

"The Opposite Birds: What Wiped Out the Ancient Rulers of the Sky," New Scientist, Feb 28, 2017

"Don't Believe the Skype: We Never Wanted to Video Call People," New Scientist, December 13, 2016 (about the people who thought video telephones were a good idea 50 years ago)

"The World in 2076: Artificial Starlight Has Made Energy Free," New Scientist, November 15, 2016 (If fusion energy works)

"OSA Centennial Snapshots: The FIber Optic Mania," Optics & Photonics News, Oct 2016. 

"Dark Matter: What's the Matter," Nature, Sept 28, 2016

"LED Street Lights Are Giving Neighborhoods the Blues," IEEE Spectrum, Oct 2016

"The Bandwidth Bottleneck That Is Threatening the Internet," Nature Aug 10, 2016

"How Lasers Found Gravitational Waves and Could Hunt for Aliens," New Scientist July 26, 2016, (Interview with Robert Byer)

"Optical Dreams, Virtual Reality," Optics & Photonics News, June 2016

"OSA Centennial Snapshots: The Decade When Everything Changed," Optics & Photonics News, May 2016 

"The Truth About Exoplanets," Nature Feb 17, 2016

"Is Keck's Law Coming to an End," IEEE Spectrum, Jan 26, 2016 ("Great Leaps of Light in Feb 2016 print issue)

"Environment, Wildlife, and LED Illumination," Optics & Photonics News, Nov 2015 

"In the Beginning: How the Earth got its Continents," New Scientist, April 14, 2015

"Net Neutrality's Technical Troubles," IEEE Spectrum Feb 12, 2015

"Why Mobile Voice Quality Still Stinks and How to Fix It," IEEE Spectrum, October 2014 

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