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Lasers reveal a vast, sophisticated Maya civilization under the Guatemalan jungle

September 28, 2018

Stephen Houston, a professor of social sciences at Brown University, helped lead a groundbreaking project that used cutting-edge…
Sight unseen: Novel method detects evidence of unmarked human graves

August 14, 2018

A new approach to find unmarked gravesites could help narrow the scope and potentially speed up the search…
Laser Ranging Can “See” 3D Objects Melting in Fires

August 9, 2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR)…
360 degrees, 180 seconds: New technique speeds analysis of crop traits

June 21, 2018

Another minute passes, and on a nearby screen appears a digital 3-D image in the palette of Dr.…
NASA Aims to Create First-Ever Space-Based Sodium Lidar to Study Poorly Understood Mesosphere

May 17, 2017

A team of NASA scientists and engineers now believes it can leverage recent advances in a greenhouse-detecting instrument…
Scanning LiDAR Sensor

March 7, 2016

Sweep is a scanning LiDAR sensor designed to bring powerful 360 degree sensing capabilities. It is a useful…
Smaller lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

December 5, 2014

Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water’s surface – are used today…
New NASA Laser Technology Reveals How Ice Measures Up

January 29, 2014

New results from NASA’s MABEL campaign demonstrated that a photon-counting technique will allow researchers to track the melt…
3-D images, with only one photon per pixel

November 29, 2013

Lidar rangefinders, which are common tools in surveying and in autonomous-vehicle control, among other applications, gauge depth by…
NASA Advances World’s First Spaceborne Sodium Lidar

November 4, 2013

It’s used as a coolant in nuclear power plants and as a desiccant to remove humidity that otherwise…
Greater safety in aviation – detecting turbulence in advance

August 16, 2013

Many aircraft passengers are familiar with the phenomenon; the sky is clear and blue, the aircraft is cruising…
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