Ultrafast lasers and Archimedes - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas (and other furnishings)

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When it comes to ultrafast lasers, Margaret Murnane’s name is one of the best known for her work in this field of science. Since 1999, she has been a professor at the University of Colorado’s NSF-funded JILA Physics Frontier Center, where she and her husband Henry Kapteyn pioneer research in ultrafast x-ray science. Additionally, the two also own a small laser company. Margaret is credited with building one of the fastest lasers ever, operating in matters of merely femtoseconds. After a...

Kathy Yelick at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Kathy Yelick of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center on "Hardware and Software Trends in Computational Systems for Biology" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 24, 2011.

Persis Drell at the 2011 DOE JGI User Meeting

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SLAC National Laboratory Director Persis Drell gives a keynote talk on "The Turn-on of LCLS: the X-Ray Free-Electron Laser at SLAC" at the 6th Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 22, 2011.

Lasers and Air Traffic Safety

submitted by: alexandertoet

The outdoor use of powerful lasers and bright lights may compromise air traffic safety by disrupting pilot vision.

Amazing Earth 1

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A documentary about volcanic eruptions, their causes and effects on Earth and the geological implications of those events in history and in the future - Part 1.