Scientists build ‘phasers’ out of sound

By using an electromechanical resonator, scientists have produced a phonon laser — or what's being dubbed a phaser for short. But unlike the phasers of Star Trek lore, this new technology will leverage particles of sound for good and not evil, resulting in devices that could be used in ultrasound medical imaging,… » 3/19/13 9:40am 3/19/13 9:40am

New Phaser-Shaped Office Tower for California

The economy may be in tatters, but that hasn't stopped a California business dreamer named Walter Horsting from pushing a plan to build a giant, 40-story office tower in the shape of a massive golden phaser. Oh, actually it's in the shape of a railway spike, and Horsting is hoping to erect it in California state… » 10/21/08 12:55pm 10/21/08 12:55pm