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The Laser: Expanding our World

Alessia Kirkland

When Theodore Maiman successfully operated the first laser on 16 May 1960, it was impossible to imagine how integral lasers would one day become to our daily lives—from communications to medical research and from industry to entertainment, as described in this month’s cover story on cutting-edge cinema. Or how much the laser continues to expand our world—extending our reach from far out in space to the depths of the ocean.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2018


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