We’re just over 600 votes in the Laser Smackdown poll in honor of the 50th anniversary of the laser, as of early Friday morning. I notice that it has moved off the front page of the blog, though, so here’s another signal-boosting repost, just so we have as many votes as possible, to establish maximum scientific validity when we declare the winner the Most Amazing Laser Application of All Time

Voting will remain open until next Sunday, May 2, just two days from now, with the ultimate winner announced on Monday, May 3rd. So get reading, and get voting. One vote per computer per user, please– this is Serious Science.


  1. #1 Starwatcher162536
    April 30, 2010

    Maybe it’s because I’m an EIT (EE), but it absolutely shocks me “Laser cooling/BEC” is winning out over telecommunications and optical storage.

  2. #2 lula
    May 1, 2010

    red spotty chasey thing FTW! gimmie a treat?

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