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Default "World's most powerful laser to tear apart space"

Seems like scientists in Brittain is developing a 200 petawatt laser, which is more then 200 times stronger the current strongest laser. It will cost approx. 1 Billion and should be finished by the end of the 2020's. 200 Petawatts is more then 100,000 times the power of the world's combined electricity production - all produced for less then a trillionth of a second.

"At the focal point, the intensity of the light will produce conditions that are so extreme they do not exist even in the centre of our sun."

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World's most powerful laser to tear apart the vacuum of space - Telegraph

How about that in a handheld? Would you buy it for 1 Billion?


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What I don't get is why any reasonable person with awareness of things like Quasars and Cosmic Jets would think this thing could tear apart space. That's like the old people who used to think atomic bombs would ignite the atmosphere.
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Default Re: "World's most powerful laser to tear apart space"

Oops, sorry, I thought this was another advertisement for WL. LOL. Sounded like something they would, or have said? LOL

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Why does everyone suddenly wanna tear space apart?!? You know... we orbit here like alot.
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Default Re: "World's most powerful laser to tear apart space"

"I never thought I'd see a resonance cascade, much less create one".. (Gordon Freeman)

Actually, this might explain the Fermi Paradox.
The average civilisation gets to the same level we are, builds a very large accelerator/fusion plant/etc and "accidentally" causes a massive explosion that wipes out life on their planet.
Sort of like how a big asteroid can cause a nuclear winter.

either that or nanotech goes awry, a virus gets released that causes sterility/etc or my favourite, the machines attain consciousness and wipe out their creators.

There was a scary sci-fi episode on "The Outer Limits" about the possibility G type stars like the Sun could produce "superflares" every few million years which would have a massive effect on the ecosystem.
Think ozone layer goes away for about 1000 years, nitrogen oxides in toxic levels, floods, etc.
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What if it rips the space-time continuum and creates a wormhole :O

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What I don't get is why any reasonable person with awareness of things like Quasars and Cosmic Jets would think this thing could tear apart space. That's like the old people who used to think atomic bombs would ignite the atmosphere.
Because theoretically, space can really be torn, just as it can warp and echo.

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its worthless if it can't pop a balloon
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A trillionth of a second, they should realy work on that duty cycle.
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A trillionth of a second, they should realy work on that duty cycle.
You think jayrob could machinooh heatsink for them?

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200,000,000,000,000,000 watts huh?

I wanna see their LPM reading when its made
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200,000,000,000,000,000 watts huh?

I wanna see their LPM reading when its made
I'm sure the could just buy laserbees 200,000,000,000,000,000w lpm
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I'm sure the could just buy laserbees 200,000,000,000,000,000w lpm
Strangely enough, I was wondering if Jerry might have something up his sleeve...lol
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