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    Exclamation Petawatt laser - I want one!

    Just noticed this: The University of Rochester, NY is upgrading their "Omega" fusion research laser. The new Omega EP (Extended Performance) will be able to reach Petawatt power levels. (That's a million-billion watts, or 1,000,000,000,000,000 watts!)

    Full story here: http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3160

    So, how do I go about having one installed in my living room? You think they take Mastercard or Visa?

    Adam

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    Nice!
    more than 1 Peta-Watt....
    Look what a cool hair-dry!!!....
    I think this is no matter about visa or Mastercard.
    I'm rather thinking: what a kind of PSU it need?
    Maybe two or three of largest U.S. nuke's electrical farms... could be enough?

    Steve

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    Hi Steve;

    Yeah, but just think: If the technology works, you could use the power from fusion to keep the thing running!

    Sure would be cool to see it fired, wouldn't it?

    Adam

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    I hope it comes with an IR filter...

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    I wonder how thick the lenses have to be in the safety goggles ! ?
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    Sweet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuka View Post
    I wonder how thick the lenses have to be in the safety goggles ! ?
    Actually, you don't need goggles, Bill is going over there to show these guys how to make it safe for audience scanning..

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    Quote Originally Posted by highvolt View Post
    Actually, you don't need goggles, Bill is going over there to show these guys how to make it safe for audience scanning..
    Even if it doesn't work out so well, he won't get any complaints!
    Just the smell of evaporated human in the air.

    James.

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    Adam, I assume you are inviting them to demo at SELEM ??

    If so I'll come back for another visit....

    Ray
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    Ray;

    I'd love to have them come to SELEM for a demo. However, as their laser isn't exactly portable, I think they'd rather that we move SELEM to their research facility! (Hmmm... Now there's an idea!)

    James;

    Ever see the movie "Real Genius"? I'm thinking "Crossbow Project" material here...

    Adam

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    Maybe they can find an old useless satellite and take it out at exactly Midnight on Friday to kick off the weekend. I bet we could see it if we knew where to look.

    Nope, never saw Real Genius.

    James.

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