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World's most powerful laser beam blasts out from Osaka

It instantaneously concentrated energy equivalent to 1,000 times the world’s electricity consumption and entered the record books as the most powerful laser beam ever emitted, the researchers said on July 27. Although the energy of the laser beam itself was only powerful enough to run a microwave for about two seconds, the team was able to attain the massive output by concentrating the power to 1 pico-second, or one-trillionth of a second.”

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