0 SHARE ON
Live Nightly 1am - 5am EST / 10pm - 2am PST
Advertisement

The Laser Turns 50

The Laser Turns 50

Fifty years ago Sunday, Hughes Labs researcher Theodore Maiman changed the world when he built the first working laser. Today, lasers can be found almost everywhere and are integral in many industries, from information technology (fiber optic networks) to health care (LASIK eye surgery) to home entertainment (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs). In fact, it is estimated that half of America's gross domestic product is somehow connected to lasers. More at InsideScience.org.

More Articles

Advertisement

Last Night

Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell presented new UFO theories and evidence. Followed by Bruce Spizer on the influence of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper."

More »

Upcoming

Full Schedule »
Advertisement

CoastZone

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.
Advertisement