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Laser puts sunlight in the shade

A research team from Shanghai says it has achieved a quantum leap in laser technology. The breakthrough was achieved as part of the “Station of Extreme Light” (SEL) project led by the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. According to the project, scientists have created the conditions for firing a shot with a laser in the near future that contains 10,000 times more energy than all the world’s power grids combined and is ten billion times more intense than sunlight, it says. The experiment will be carried out for the first time in the next two to four years.

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