Re: Books (was Re: [Epic] Nukes in Epic universe)

From: <kx.henderson_at_...>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 12:20:13 +1000 (EST)

>By the way, I assume that a lasgun is *not* a laser, since no matter
>how much energy you feed back into a laser you do *not* get a
>thermo-nuclear blast.

Sorry to anyone who got a half-done message from me, but that's what happens
when your hand slips and you accidentally send the message before its
completed. Sorry. Now what I was trying to say was:

If you had a REALLY high powered laser with a contact point on the target
bigger than a pin-point, then the sudden transferral of energy to the target
could cause it to over-heat and explode,therefore blasting appart but not
causing a thermonuclear explosion (although one design of nuclear fusion
reactor does use lasers to fuse hydrogen attoms together). The laser would
have to be pretty high-powered, though.


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