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Could maybe widen the dispersion of the beam, and use it to push a 'sail' across/out of our solar system??

..on the other hand....imagine the recoil on that bad boy!!

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So basically...

We're turning the Earth into a Death Star. This laser better be able to save us from incoming rocks, if the plot of Deep Impact strolls by, we better be able to cut it short.
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post #23 of 83
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
So basically total energy is less than 10 joules.

._.
Reminds me of the metal storm gun that can shoot a million rounds a minute, but only holds like 100 bullets...

I imagine the laser will be similar to this.


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Nightmarish creatures from a different dimension will crawl through the space-time hole the laser will create. Guaranteed.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
200000000000000000w

I don't think my PSU will power that...
Maybe it will.........
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Horray! Time for a hostile intergalactic planetary takeover.
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....And why are we messing with this?
    
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....And why are we messing with this?
You didn't read the 5 paragraph article did you...

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The point of all this is to try to explore some of the weirdness of quantum mechanics, which suggests that space is actually a giant party of random particles that are popping in and out of existence too fast for us to see. The hope is that a laser this powerful might actually be able to tear apart the vacuum of space-time itself, revealing the matter and antimatter underneath.
    
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petawatt shmedawatt. Got one of those at the house.
    
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post #30 of 83
Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
200000000000000000w

I don't think my PSU will power that...
Its really gonna be more about your Amps on your 12v rails.
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