This class of ultra-powerful lasers is also extremely appealing because they represent a much more compact and inexpensive (by comparison) alternative to the huge particle accelerators such as at CERN – which measure many kilometres in length. High-powered, laser-driven particle accelerators can generate ultra-high quality x-rays without the need to use radioisotope particles which need careful handling. These laser-driven x-rays can then be used for taking high-resolution images of biological tissues in a really compact and inexpensive system. For example, this laser-driven tomography of an insect .
According to SpaceX , the Falcon Heavy—which it’s touting as “the world’s most powerful rocket”—will be able to lift 119,000 lb (over 54 metric tons) into orbit. It has three first-stage boosters that will be entirely reusable if all goes according to plan. Musk has previously said that he doesn’t expect the first Falcon Heavy mission to reach orbit , which is not exactly the vote of confidence you’d like to hear for a giant rocket. But seeing as this maiden launch has already been plagued by delays (its was initially planned for 2013 ), it’s probably good Musk is keeping our expectations tempered.
I’ve been looking for the longest time for the strongest ANALOG hearing aid but was told “they no longer make them”. Was also told that digitals work as well. WRONG! I, (and others like me), have found that we don’t get the same amplification level or reception strength with digitals as we did with analogs. It’s frustrating & heartbreaking that we can’t hear as we did before & thus missing out a whole lot. Feel there’s a whole market of us that are being discriminated when we can no longer get that same quality of life as before.