"Our time here is limited, and it is precious, what matters at the end of the day is not the small things. It’s not the trivial things which consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another, and how we love one another. It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose."
Record breaking 500 trillion watt laser beam demonstrated.
Researchers at the National Ignition Facility have successfully completed a test firing of their high powered laser, delivering more than five hundred terawatts of power to a target in the chamber, and 1.85 megajoules (MJ) of ultraviolet laser light. Delivered by 192 beams, the test passes another challange on the way to igniting hydrogen fusion fuel in the laboratory and producing more energy than that supplied to the target.
500 terawatts is 1,000 times more power than the United States uses at any moment in time.
1.85MJ is about 100 times larger than any other laser in the world today.
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!"