Monday, August 01, 2005

1.21 jigowatts!

Or, almost!

From the Department of Energy, 7-27-2005: "...the 650-ton Atlas pulsed-power generator successfully discharged nearly 19 million amperes of electrical current through an aluminum cylindrical shell, or liner, about the size and shape of a tuna can. The current caused the liner to implode at extreme speeds, with unrivaled symmetry, precision and reproducibility."

Bet that would scare the cats away.

(brought to my attention via slashdot)

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