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World’s Superlasers Gets a Go Signal

Written on April 27, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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The ELI project's three superlasers will be gearing up after a long time of waiting for approval and paltry funding issues.

After eons of pending approval and paltry funding issues, the finally gives the Extreme Light Infrastructure or project a go signal. The project plans to build three by 2015. These lasers will be the first to operate in quintillion watts – or exawatt – scale. That’s almost a million times more powerful than 10 billion 100-watt light bulbs.

This never-before-seen technology has a long list of implications beginning with cancer diagnosis and treatment, nuclear waste elimination, broadening the technology industry, and expansion of nano-science and molecular chemistry research. The ELI project’s superlasers will find its home in Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

A fourth superlaser, with beams twice the power of the first three, should be forthcoming. This is the laser that was theorized to be the most powerful beam possible.

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