Thursday, 28 April 2011

State Science

So I recently read a fellow bloggers post about lasers. In particular how many central european nations are investing heavily in experimental laser technology. One particular laser in development needs about 9 petawatts just to run.I was tempted to jokingly suggest that it was for laser hair removal for all those hairy central europeans, but I refrained. I am part Hungarian so I can't really comment.

Perhaps they should make a new laser in washington dc. I'm sure laser hair removal in washington dc would be popular, but then again maybe we should wait until the first woman president :P

On a more serious note, I think the US could stand to shift their spending towards science. Directly or indirectly by increasing university budgets. I think Australia could too. It's a downright shame our universities cannot keep up with corporate research. That and I would like to see Australia have the world's biggest laser.

21 comments:

  1. Lol, well we only have one seriouse university and they don't have any lasers xD

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  2. I wonder when our country would do these stuff -.-

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  3. great post btw. very informative. keep it up.

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  4. Isn't the US navy experimenting with laser weaponry at the moment?

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  5. I think you will have to wait quite long for woman president. :p

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  6. are you talking about the laser that can rip holes in space?

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  7. I agree, we should spend more on science.

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  8. Only way they'll spend money on science is if it is for military use/national security, probably through an outlet like DARPA.

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  9. Very informative, thanks! +Followed

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  10. they probably are for laser hair removal

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  11. Awesome post man! Keep up the great work!

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  12. Hopefully I'll never need it ~.~

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  13. i've always been weary about the use of lasers.

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  14. Not all of us Europeans are hairy! :P

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  15. I live in northern Virginia, so I'm pretty close to D.C. A lot of cosmetic surgery is done here, and laser hair removal is VERY common. It's almost sad how laser technology is used for something so superficial instead of progressive science.

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  16. The world's biggest laser is a great goal for any country.

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  17. I'm always an advocate for spending more on science. Good post!

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  18. As long as they dont keep selling those dangerous green lasers to kids around the world Im fine with the research.

    Wouldnt surprise me if a lazer that can melt skin will hit the internet stores etc soon :(

    Interesting subject though

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  19. Laser technology is quite useful, tons of things you can use it for. Science FTW

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