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Most recent answer: 02/22/2014
Q:
what does the word laser stand for
- erika (age 10)
emmerdale high school, london
A:
Erika -

LASER is an acronym that stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.' But 'laser' is much less of a mouthful.

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

Follow-Up #1: laser shield against bombs?

Q:
i want to know if we can use a set of laser beam to shield against a nuclear bomb?
- PAYAL SINHA
A:

No.

Mike W.


(published on 02/22/2014)

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