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The laser celebrates its 50th birthday

By T.K. Randall
May 12, 2010 · Comment icon 2 comments

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When it was invented 50 years ago the laser was a "solution looking for a problem", nowadays it can be found everywhere.
From supermarket tills to the inside workings of a DVD player the laser is today used all over the world.
Today lasers read and write DVDs, guide commercial aircraft, carry out dental repairs, squirt information down optical fibres, print documents, and cut metal for tools.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (2)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
Happy Birthday PEW PEW LAZORS!!!111one
Comment icon #2 Posted by pallidin 13 years ago
Lasers rock. I have a powerful handheld model from laserglow. I also love their widespread use in industry.

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