Super-lasers have application in weather modification, terrestrial warfare and space warfare, and China can be expected to dominate all three. ? TN Editor
Boffins in Shanghai, China, have been designing the world's most powerful laser.
The team has already made history with its earlier invention, the Shanghai Superintense Ultrafast Laser Facility have already set records.
The machine is small enough to fit on a tabletop, and contains a disc, the width of a frisbee, which is made of titanium-topped sapphires.
But this small device, by pushing light through the crystal and refracting it off a series of mirrors and lenses, is able to produce unbelievable amounts of power.