US lab debuts super laser

A US weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star.lazers_us

The National Ignition Facility’s main purpose is to serve as a tool for gauging the reliability and safety of the US nuclear weapons arsenal but scientists say it could deliver breakthroughs in safeĀ fusion power.

“We have invented the world’s largest laser system,” actor-turned-governorĀ Arnold Schwarzeneggersaid during a dedication ceremony attended by thousands including state and national officials.