Friday, February 3, 2023
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
You are viewing: Home > News > Science & Technology > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
Science & Technology

The laser celebrates its 50th birthday

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



Image Credit: sxc.hu
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)


Recent comments on this story
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.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


Our new book is out now!

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

 Total Posts: 7,397,559    Topics: 304,418    Members: 199,446

 Not a member yet ? Click here to join - registration is free and only takes a moment!
Recent news and articles