January 28, 2012
Scientists Build the World's Most Powerful Laser
Alex Knapp, Forbes
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.
TAGGED: Stars, physics, plasma, lasers