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Scientists Fire the World's Most Powerful Laser [Laser]

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hidden away at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility is a terrifying 10-story laser. Recently scientists have finally started using it in anger, and now they've even smashed previous records to fire the most powerful laser shot ever recorded. More »
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Record-breaking laser shot: National Ignition Facility fires off 192 laser beams delivering more than 500 trillion watts

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Fifteen years of work by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) team paid off on July 5 with a historic record-breaking laser shot. The NIF laser system of 192 beams delivered more than 500 tri... Read Post

World's Strongest Laser Debuts in California Lab

Technology / Gadgets : Gearlog (5 years ago)

Looks like things are going smashingly well: the world's most powerful laser, dubbed the National Ignition Facility, was unveiled Friday at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California near San Francisco, according to th... Read Post

World record 1 megajoule laser shot hits target

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (5 years ago)

In their quest to be the first to trigger a nuclear fusion reaction using lasers scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have delivered more than one megajoule of laser ene... Read Post


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