The Star Wars 'superlaser' may no longer be sci-fi https://phys.org/news/2017-04-star-wa... "The research, published in Laser and Photonics Reviews demonstrates a concept - reminiscent of the Star Wars Death Star sci-fi laser - where the power of multiple laser beams is transferred into a single intense output beam that can be directed to the intended target."
Laser That's a Billion Times Brighter Than the Sun Reveals New Behavior in Light https://www.seeker.com/tech/laser-tha... "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 https://www.seeker.com/tech/materials... "Developed by General Electric's spinoff division GE Additive, the new machine is expected to have a major impact on aerospace manufacturing, considering that it can create virtually any kind of aircraft part using lasers, computers, and powdered metal." ____________________
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