Beams of Our Lives

What are energy beams? How do they carry information, cure disease, illuminate distant points, or create images on our television screens? Answers to these and other questions you probably never thought to ask can be found on a Web site hosted by the Center for Beam Physics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Funky stick figures and colorful action graphics merrily illustrate concepts–from wave propagation and laser fusion to plasmas and the operation of DVD players–in ways that even children can grasp and enjoy.

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