petawatt 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 …

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 …

lasersLLNL 10 shot per second Petawatt laser installed

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The L3-HAPLS advanced petawatt laser system was installed last week at the ELI Beamlines Research Center (link is external)in Dolní Břežany, Czech Republic. L3-HAPLS — the world’s most advanced and highest average power, diode-pumped petawatt laser system — was designed, …

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 …

energyHerman Kahn’s Idea of Eight World Wars: World War 3 through 8 Projected Against the Future World of The Movie 2001

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A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Note: This is a longer article that ties together some of the crazy apocalyptic nuclear tropes popular around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and just before and after. That was the period …

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 …

energyTwenty Russian T-14 Armata main battle tanks delivered in February and review of Armata variants

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The first 20 T-14 Armata main battle tanks were handed over to the military earlier in February. It was initially thought that the new tank would be revealed then, but authorities decided to keep the tank’s details a secret. The …

energyGoogle will test 90% internet service for parts of southern hemisphere via Internet Balloons by the end of 2015

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Google Loon has had tests with major cellular carriers. The internet balloons have provided high-speed connections to people in isolated parts of Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. Mike Cassidy, Project Loon’s leader, says the technology is now sufficiently cheap and …

energyGoogle developing knowledge based trust score

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A Google research team is adapting Google’s pagerank to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of …

energyCarnival of Space 395

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The Carnival of Space 395 is up at Everyday Spacer. Examiner – Scientists mull how to find life on Europa Ever since the Europa mission had been given the official nod of approval by NASA, scientists have been giddy with …