lördag 4 april 2009

World’s Most Powerful Laser has the Energy of a Hydrogen Bomb

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has build the worlds most expensive laser at a cost of $3.5 billion. Luckily it turns out it is also the worlds most powerful laser. So whats the goal of creating the worlds most powerful laser? Warfare would be an obvious answer but when the entire machine is housed in a ten-story building the size of three football fields the mobility is pretty low. Well one of the goals with the laser is actually to mimic the heat and pressure created in the sun. Yes you read correct, they will try and create an environment that is the same as the core of the sun. If everything goes as it should we can expect loads of clean nuclear energy. Living in the future is so exciting.

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