Nobel Prize winner wants to fight nuclear waste with lasers


The work of Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou could potentially solve (or at least mitigate) a major problem in the energy industry: nuclear waste. And the solution? Lasers, that which we hope will be the answer to every question. Before you get too excited (and I know you are, because lasers), the lasers won’t be coming into contact with the waste for quite some time. According to a Bloomberg profile published this week, Mourou and his colleague, Professor Toshiki Tajima, are presently speaking about the concept of using high-intensity lasers to zap nuclear waste, shortening its lifespan from years to minutes. Mourou’s Nobel Prize…

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