September 17, 2015 |
Whoever pointed a laser at a Police Department helicopter from a Temple University dormitory is getting off easy with the Internet equivalent of a slap on the wrist. The laser shot came from a dorm at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on Monday night, prompting Aviation Lt. David Bonk to fire back on Twitter: "Attention @TempleUniv student on top floor: pointing lasers at #TacAir is illegal. " He also included a photo of the building - the 1,200-resident Morgan Hall - and copied the tweet to the Temple University police and Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor of criminal justice at Temple.
September 14, 2015 |
To women struggling with hair loss, a recent announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have sounded like good news indeed: official sanction for another new laser device that promises to stimulate hair growth. Such gadgets are marketed to women, who are rarely candidates for hair transplantation because female hair loss tends to occur all over the head, unlike male-pattern baldness. Alas, the FDA only said the LCPRO from LaserCap Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, is safe, staying silent on the effectiveness question.
July 14, 2014 |
Rubber bands snapping really hard - painfully hard - against the skin. That's what laser treatment feels like to Marianne Morrison, who is getting three of her tattoos removed, including a large iris on the right side of her neck. It hurts more than getting a tattoo done in the first place, said Morrison, 40, of Germantown. If only she'd listened to her husband, local tattoo artist Eric Eaton, who grudgingly did the ink she's trying to erase. But the bartender wants to take the edge off her appearance and look more professional before starting nursing school.
February 14, 2014 |
AIMING TO crack down on losers who point lasers at aircraft, the FBI announced yesterday they'll give rewards of up to $10,000 for tips leading to the arrest of illegal laser pointers. Such incidents have skyrocketed 1,100 percent since 2005, when the FBI and Federal Aviation Administration began tracking the deliberate targeting of aircraft by people with handheld lasers. In 2013, 3,960 laser strikes were reported, averaging almost 11 incidents a day, according to the FBI. The FBI's regional reward program will run for 60 days in 12 FBI field offices, including Philadelphia's.
December 8, 2013 |
DJS Associates Inc., a 25-employee Abington firm that laser-scans accident scenes and building collapses for insurers and plaintiffs' lawyers, is stepping up its game. A four-person DJS crew will begin Monday the giant task of laser-scanning the Lincoln Memorial. The eventual three-dimensional digital image - the merging of 400 individual scans - will be accurate to within a quarter-inch of the physical monument in Washington, the firm says. The pro bono project is being done in conjunction with the National Park Service and the nonprofit organization CyArk, based in Oakland, Calif.
July 11, 2013
Wednesday at 7 p.m., Villanova Pavilion In their home opener, the Freedoms will host Springfield, featuring former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, now retired from the ATP tour. The Freedoms' Samuel Groth hit the fastest serve on record, 163.4 m.p.h., in the 2012 ATP Challenger in Busan, South Korea. Lasers: Roddick, Rik De Voest, Vania King, Alisa Kleybanova, Jean-Julien Rojer. Freedoms: Groth, Liezel Huber, Jordan Kerr, Maria Sanchez. Tickets: $15 to $75. Call 866-988-8497 or go to freedomstix.ticketfly.com.
July 9, 2013 |
DURHAM, N.C. - A Duke University professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for the system: uncovering what's underneath artwork without damaging the pieces. Warren S. Warren was at the National Gallery in London, looking at an exhibit on art forgeries, when he realized that the art world used imaging technologies that were 30 or 40 years old. So he began investigating whether lasers could be used to uncover the mysteries underneath layers of paint without damaging the art. So far, the answer is a qualified yes. Warren and others in Duke's Center for Molecular and Biomedical Imaging, which he heads, have discovered they can use Warren's pump-probe laser to create three-dimensional cross-sections of art that let researchers see colors and layers and maybe, at some point, discover the source of materials.
May 7, 2013
By Jayson Dupre Though cosmetic laser procedures are widely practiced in today's medical spas, there are significant safety concerns that require more attention and oversight of these techniques at the regulatory level. With the exception of minimal training offered by laser manufacturers, the laser industry generally operates without government regulation or oversight. As a result, incorrect use of cosmetic lasers has resulted in patient injury, including severe scarring and burning - and has demonstrated the need for standardized, industry-wide regulations to address patient safety concerns, increase consumer confidence, and facilitate the continued growth of the $8 billion medical-aesthetics industry.
April 14, 2013 |
WHAT MAY have appeared to be fun and games to Daniel F. Dangler on July 18 - shining a green laser beam at a news helicopter - was a federal crime, which has landed the Philadelphia man in jail. Dangler, 30, of Torresdale Avenue near Robbins Street, was sentenced this week to three months in jail followed by seven months of home confinement. Dangler, an unemployed high-school dropout with convictions for burglary, driving under the influence and marijuana possession, pleaded guilty Oct. 27. The Federal Aviation Administration also has a civil case pending against Dangler in which he could be fined up to $11,000.
April 12, 2013
A Philadelphia man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in jail for aiming a laser beam at a news helicopter last summer, prosecutors said. Daniel F. Dangler, 30, initially denied the charge but then confessed to FBI agents that he flashed a green beam toward the Fox29 helicopter on July 18, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Zane D. Memeger. U.S. District Judge John R. Padova also ordered Dangler to serve three years of supervised release. He also faces up to $11,000 in fines from the Federal Aviation Administration, prosecutors said.