exawatt Archive

energy100 Petawatt lasers could tear apart vacuum by 2023

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In 2016, the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility (SULF), is a single cylinder of titanium-doped sapphire about the width of a Frisbee. achieved an unprecedented 5.3 million billion watts, or petawatts (PW). The lights in Shanghai do not dim each …

exawattLater in the 2020s Zettawatt lasers and Yottawott lasers in 2030 will explore extreme physics

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Detailed exawatt laser systems are being designed now. Pulsed lasers are rapidly reaching higher power by shortening the pulses and increasing the power. Multiple ten petawatt systems are either operating or being completed now. 2018 and 2019 will see several …

exawattModifying the national ignition facility to exawatt short pulses with existing technology

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An exawatt-scale, short-pulse amplification architecture based upon a novel pulse compressor arrangement and amplification of long-duration chirped beam pulses is described. This architecture is capable of extracting the full, stored energy of a NIF or NIF-like beam line and in …

energyGenerating abundant matter and antimatter will become easy with Exawatt lasers by 2021

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State-of-art laser systems in 2016 are capable of delivering a laser pulse with intensity up to 2 × 10^22 W cm−2. Multi-Petawatt and ten PetaWatt lasers have been built and are expected to reach ∼10^24 W cm−2 and beyond. This opens the door for …

commercializationIn-body incubation of IVF embryos

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Women having IVF can now incubate embryos in their own bodies before they are implanted in the womb. Results from a clinical trial suggest the incubation device could work as well as conventional IVF and be far cheaper. Cylindrical in …

exawattNew glasses and liquid cooling will enable Exawatt lasers with at least one shot per minute and a path to near term commercial nuclear fusion

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There are currently petawatt lasers in Japan and the USA. The EU has funded several ten petawatt lasers. Japan and the USA also have ten petawatt laser projects funded. Japan recently fired a 2 petawatt laser and believe this could …

attosecond laserInstead of Helmet displays and joystick, quadrapelegic uses neural implants to fly F35 Simulator

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Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed since 2003 because of a neurodegenerative condition. In 2012, she agreed to be fitted with two probes on the surface of her brain in the motor cortex area responsible for right hand and arm movements. …

attosecond laserChina dominates Aluminum and Magnesium production with cheap power but US trying to get back by halving energy needed

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World Aluminum production is about 55 million tons per year. There has been a dip with the recent economic slowdown. There is growing global demand for aluminium, which is estimated to reach 70 million tonnes per year by 2020. The …

attosecond laserFive dollar Spock and Five dollar Bill Murray

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The Bank of Canada has said that it is not illegal to deface or mutilate banknotes. The announcement was made after actor Leonard Nimoy’s death last week set off a craze of marking-up banknotes. The drawings make the country’s former …

attosecond laserHigh and mid range estimates of Russian Casualties in Ukraine compared to US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

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The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 has now passed the 6,000* mark, in spite of successive ceasefires, the UN Human Rights Office announced Monday, saying the escalation in fighting in recent weeks, particularly near …