15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

By Brandon Butler, Network World |  IT Management, CERN, higgs boson

Laser focused

Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have created the world’s most powerful laser, which condenses 192 individual lasers into a single beam. The laser measures at 2.03 megajoules, breaking the previous record for most powerful laser at 1.6 megajoules. Scientists hope to use the laser to fuse hydrogen isotopes in an effort to create manmade nuclear fusion.

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