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Explore Big History

Interactively explore the timeline of the universe.

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How lasers work

An article about lasers from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and the story of the first laser built.

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What is laser?

A basic explanation from NASA of what laser is and how it differs from ordinary light, along with some examples of how lasers are used.

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50 Uses of the laser

The laser turned 50 in May 2010, and it's been a busy half century. Find out what lasers have been up to from reading barcodes to removing tattoos.

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Fowler's Physics

Various applets allowing results to be taken for demonstration purposes.

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X-Ray Lasers

Description of X-ray laser mechanisms.

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Laser experiments

Easy and fun activities with Lasers

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Tuning the Laser

All about adjusting the colour of lasers.

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Line Rider

A fun toy that lets you build a sledge run and then test it out. You'll need a good feel for the laws of motion to get results!

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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