I read a neat paper today in JACS. These guys used a laser to induce crystallization in a gel as a super sweet way to control crystal nucleation. As an example of their laser-jock prowess they exhibited Figure 1:
In an odd way I love it when people do things like this. It's like they're saying "Our shit is so awesome we can dick around and pull off things only dreamt of a few decades ago as an exercise in fun and games", but in a much less insulting way.