Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 29, 2015

Japan Fires The World's Most Powerful Laser

Japan has just test fired the world's most powerful laser. No one is really sure what the laser was tested on but the article does include a handy animated GIF of the Death Star blowing up Alderaan for reference. wink

Researchers at Osaka University are claiming to have fired the most powerful laser in the world. The 2-petawatt (two quadrillion watt) pulse lasted just one picosecond (a trillionth of a second). For a rough comparison, in 2013, a 50 kilowatt (50,000 watt) laser shot down a drone two kilometers away.