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US researchers developing laser more powerful than all of Earth's power stations combined
Mail online ^ | 5 February 2014 | MARK PRIGG

Posted on 02/06/2014 6:13:30 AM PST by 12th_Monkey

It will be the most powerful laser ever created, and could give researchers incredible new insights into how the cosmos was created. Called the High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), it will emit 100,000 times more power than all the power stations in the world - for a tiny fraction of a second. It has even been nicknamed the Death Star laser for its similarity to Darth Vader's laser wielding base in Star Wars.

he Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab being developed with experts from around the world, including Lawrence Livermore lab in the US, and being built in the Czech Republic. Due to be switched on by 2017, it will emit a short laser burst with an intensity of 1023 watts per square centimeter. 'ELI will become the first international laser research facility, much like a ‘CERN for laser research’, hosting some of the world’s most powerful lasers enabling a new era of unique research opportunities for users from all countries,' said Professor Wolfgang Sandner, director general of the ELI-Delivery Consortium International Association (AIBSL)

'HAPLS’s high repetition rate will make possible new scientific discoveries,' said Livermore physicist and HAPLS project manager Constantin Haefner. 'While scientists have long performed experiments with powerful single-shot lasers, they have never had an opportunity to repeat experiments at 10 times per second.'

HAPLS will deliver ultrashort, high-energy laser pulses for generating secondary sources of electromagnetic radiation (such as high-brightness x rays) and accelerating charged particles (electrons, protons, or ions). The laser technology will enable many applications in physics, medicine, biology, and materials science.

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1 posted on 02/06/2014 6:13:30 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
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To: 12th_Monkey
"1023 watts per square centimeter"

So someone has finally captured the energy of 10 Easy Bake Ovens and focused it into a laser. OK, can it be mounted on the head of a shark?

2 posted on 02/06/2014 6:19:00 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Must be a typo, you can get that kind of power with a magnifying glass on a sunny day.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 6:21:17 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

The guys from the “The Big Bang Theory” would used it to cook their lunches.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 6:23:51 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: SampleMan

“So someone has finally captured the energy of 10 Easy Bake Ovens and focused it into a laser.”

HA!


5 posted on 02/06/2014 6:23:58 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: minnesota_bound

at 1023 watts per centimeter, leonard can heat his cup-o-soup pretty fast...and people several labs down range


6 posted on 02/06/2014 6:25:39 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Wow, just over 10 100 watt lightbulbs of power per square centimeter. No wonder we had to ban those things...


7 posted on 02/06/2014 6:29:34 AM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

Notice it’s being built overseas, probably because we only have CFC bulbs now


8 posted on 02/06/2014 6:33:55 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

9 posted on 02/06/2014 6:38:39 AM PST by TomServo
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To: 12th_Monkey

For a test fire it at the ACA!


10 posted on 02/06/2014 6:38:54 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Don Corleone

Good test, but most don’t care for the smell of burning BS


11 posted on 02/06/2014 6:43:38 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
If they get it to work, take a guess as to who will be the targets.

CHECK ALL THAT APPLY:

- Muslim Terrorists

- Bill O'Reilly

- Bitter Clingers

- The Tea Party

- WWII Veterans

- Obama's Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood Pals


12 posted on 02/06/2014 6:45:24 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: TomServo

I can’t see the picture....


13 posted on 02/06/2014 6:45:34 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Ten to the twenty third


14 posted on 02/06/2014 6:46:24 AM PST by Technocrat (Romney-Ryan 2012 No I'm not changing my Sig)
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To: Iron Munro

HA! I like it!!


15 posted on 02/06/2014 6:46:41 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Just what Chairface Chippendale needs to carve his name on the moon.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 6:51:01 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: 12th_Monkey

cue Dr. Evil and the air quotes...


17 posted on 02/06/2014 6:52:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 12th_Monkey

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that it will emit less power than has been input into it.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 7:00:57 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: Technocrat

That is a slightly larger number.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 7:18:00 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: SampleMan

My Easy Bake Oven takes a (now illegal) 40 watt bulb. Want a cake?


20 posted on 02/06/2014 7:24:04 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: 12th_Monkey

21 posted on 02/06/2014 7:25:45 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: PTBAA

unless Obama issues an executive order tell it to produce more than put in.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 7:26:51 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: dfwgator

One million dollars..


23 posted on 02/06/2014 7:28:10 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Technocrat
Ten to the twenty third (watts)

OK, that is a lot of power. Thanks for clarifying and for demonstrating once more how utterly ignorant journalists really are.

24 posted on 02/06/2014 7:30:16 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: TomServo

First thing I thought of.

I loved that movie...specially the dark haired chick that never slept.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 7:58:27 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I’m betting they meant 10^23 watts per square centimeter.

If it’s more powerful than all the power generating plants in the world combined, where do they get the power to run it? :-p


26 posted on 02/06/2014 8:39:31 AM PST by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Turbopilot

HAPLS...

Hapless?


27 posted on 02/06/2014 8:49:46 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: Turbopilot

Wind turbines and solar panels will power this laser.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 9:04:36 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Turbopilot

if they told you...they would have to...

29 posted on 02/06/2014 9:05:29 AM PST by BlueDragon ("the fans are staying away from the ballpark...in droves" Yogi Berra)
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To: Turbopilot

Alien power plant stored at Area 51, like you had to ask.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 9:22:11 AM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

I recognize bullsh!t when I see it.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 9:49:26 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Turbopilot

Obviously the input will be more than the output as there will be losses in the system. The idea of a laser is that you pump power in over time and the light in layman terms bounces back and forth building up then it’s all released at once... it’s all the energy at once on the release that they are referring to. Since there is a time diff between input and output they can use a smaller source on the goes in side..


32 posted on 02/06/2014 10:34:08 AM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: Turbopilot

Oh Snap! your right


33 posted on 02/06/2014 11:49:00 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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