Energy-positive laser fusion approach heads toward commercialization

With the promise of unlimited energy, Xcimer has raised over US$100 million from investors and the US Department of Energy to develop a high-energy laser system that’s intended for use in a practical fusion power plant.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy,… Continue reading Energy-positive laser fusion approach heads toward commercialization

Deep-space lasers smash data speed records over interplanetary distances

NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, farther away than the Sun, has sent data through a laser over a record-breaking distance, and done so even faster than expected.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Communications, Communicate, Laser, Light, Dat… Continue reading Deep-space lasers smash data speed records over interplanetary distances