Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Frickin' Laser Beams

Walnut came for a tour of the lab on Saturday. We visited the rooftop greenhouse and learned about the life cycle of an African acacia-dwelling lepidopteran. Then we looked at the fishes and the worms and the rays and the lasers. I still hadn't seen the lasers in action and all I knew about them was that I needed to be really careful not to jostle anything. Walnut thought the lasers were really neat. I, to be honest, was a bit meh about them as they're just a big black box covered in a black shroud.

Yesterday I finally saw what they can do, and all I can say is WOW. It's like watching a science fiction movie, only you're in the movie, and it's not fiction. It was gobsmacking.


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