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Man creates a monster 200W 'laser bazooka'
By T.K. Randall
July 1, 2016 · 7 comments
The device is so bright that it requires safety gear to use. Image Credit: YouTube / styropyro
A madcap laser junkie has created a device that is 33 million times brighter than the surface of the sun.
Shining a low-power 0.5mW laser in to your eyes, even for a brief moment, can cause irreparable damage - so imagine what would happen if you looked in to one that is 40,000 times more powerful.
The brainchild of YouTube user 'StyroPyro', this 200W 'laser bazooka' was created by focusing a whole cluster of high-power laser beams through a single lens.
The undeniably awesome invention is thought to be the most powerful hobbyist-level laser device ever created and is able to burn through everything from a cardboard box to a metal PC case.
Given its potential to burn someone's eyes out within the space of less than a second however this is one creation that you definitely won't be seeing for sale in the shops anytime soon.
Source: Popular Mechanics
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