US Weapons Lab Laser Is Really, Really Hot

Ed Steele June 1, 2009 Comments Off on US Weapons Lab Laser Is Really, Really Hot

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Scientists announced on Saturday that they have created a new super weapons laser that burns as hot as the sun, maybe hotter even:

Equipment connected to a house-sized sphere can focus 192 laser beams on a small point, generating temperatures and pressures that exist at cores of stars or giant planets.
NIF will be able to create conditions and conduct experiments never before possible on Earth, according to the laboratory.

The ability to fry a single target from space with a laser? Budget undisclosed. The ability to fry a giant bowl of popcorn from space? Priceless.

US lab debuts super laser | Yahoo News

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