And Volcanoes Tremble, Cont’d

by Jonah Goldberg

Major laser breakthrough may be in the offing.

If positronium atoms could be forced to merge into a kind of “super-atom” condensate, it would decay in bursts of identical gamma rays, which could lead to gamma-ray lasers a million times more powerful than standard lasers. “It’s like comparing a chemical explosion with a nuclear explosion,” Cassidy says.

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