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Apr 18, 2019

The story of the quest for the ultimate weapon: lasers and death rays!

From the time ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set Roman ships on fire by focusing sunlight on them to the new generation of prototype high-energy lasers being tested by military agencies around the world.

Jeff Hecht shares who invented the laser, how lasers work, rocket-engine lasers, and where we are today in the quest to build the ultimate death ray laser weapon!


Find Jeff’s book, Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weapon, on Amazon at:

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