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Watching your favorite movie on DVD. Surfing the web for an elusive piece of information. Saving time and scanning your own barcodes in the self check-out at the grocery store. Without the work of scientists 50 years ago to create the laser, we wouldn’t have these and countless other technologies today.
The first laser was successfully operated in 1960. This milestone marks one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century – one that has revolutionized the way we live.
Visit PhysicsCentral to find out how physics fits into your life. This site explains what’s going on in physics, includes profiles of people in physics, and answers your questions about how things work.