January 28, 2012

Scientists Build the World's Most Powerful Laser

Alex Knapp, Forbes


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There are some days, I wake up in the morning and find that scientists have done something that makes my inner 12-year-old absolutely giddy. This is one of those days. Scientists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have built the world’s most powerful X-ray laser, and used it to simulate the matter inside of stars.

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TAGGED: Stars, Physics, Plasma, Lasers

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