One-Petawatt Laser Opens For Business In Texas

In the basement of the physics building at the University of Texas in Austin is the world's most powerful laser. Switched on for the first time last week, it has an output of a quadrillion watts—in terms of zeros, that's 1,000,000,000,000,000. Wired has gotten its hands on some stunning pictures of the $7-million… » 4/09/08 8:01am 4/09/08 8:01am