In our new Scientific Guide to Celebration, we'll teach you how to harness the power of science for enhancing all your celebratory moments. Today, learn how to deck a Christmas tree using the power of physics!
Step 1: Build a nanoscale Christmas tree.
Step 2: Zap it with a 35-femtosecond pulse from a terawatt-class laser.
Step 3: Bask in the lingering afterglow.