Surgical Laser Targets Cells Individually

Surgical lasers are often imprecise and can vaporize healthy tissue, making them unsuitable for delicate tasks such as brain surgery. Adela Ben-Yakar, an assistant professor at the University of Texas with a background in rocket science, decided to address this problem by developing a femtoscond laser so precise that it can vaporize cells individually.

This post was created by a user and has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Hot Buzz

    We Went To The "Day Of The Unborn Child" Anti-Abortion Rights Rally

    13 Pictures From A Pro-Trump Rally That Turned Violent

    Now Buzzing