more on cheese & lasers

From, we have an article about cutting cheese with lasers. When you’re done with your Beavis and Butthead-esque giggling, read the article. It’s oddly fascinating:

It seems that there’s no end to the type of materials that scientists will consider cutting with a laser. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US astonished delegates at the recent ICALEO show in Florida when they announced that they had machined cheese into intricate shapes with a Q-switched Nd:YAG.

The cheese article is courtesy of Samer, I don’t actually read laser publications. My office may have a sign on it that reads “Laser Lab” but they don’t actually let me have a laser. Hell, for that matter, my magnets have been on backorder for months – it’s a wonder they let me have a letter opener.

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