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Lasers, Alternate Timelines & Fusion: Our Sci-Fi Future Is Here (Part 2 of 3)

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Published on Jul 5, 2018

We asked an experimental physicist what would happen if a fusion laser was pointed at a person, and it's pretty wild.

Part 1 of 3 - https://youtu.be/r-QI5qf9OS8
Part 3 of 3 - Coming Next Thursday!
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