China’s Superintense Laser Could Create Matter From Energy

The Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser is capable of producing 500 times the power of all the world’s electrical grids combined. Here’s what you need to know.

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Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space
“Although the pulses are extraordinarily powerful, they are also infinitesimally brief, lasting less than a trillionth of a second. The researchers are now upgrading their laser and hope to beat their own record by the end of this year with a 10-PW shot, which would pack more than 1000 times the power of all the world’s electrical grids combined.”

Laser That’s a Billion Times Brighter Than the Sun Reveals New Behavior in Light
“Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have generated the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it may change the way we look at the universe – quite literally.”

GE Is Developing the World’s Largest Laser-Powered 3D Metal Printer
“The world of 3D printing is about to be shaken by a new titan. Reports from this week’s Paris Air Show buzzed about the imminent arrival of the world’s largest laser-powered 3D printer that prints in metal.”


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