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1960

Without It, Laser Eye Surgery Would Be Just Eye Surgery

It’s the birthday of the laser (sort of)!

Today, in 1960, physicists Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes filed the first patent for a rudimentary laser type device. And were immediately challenged in the courts by another scientist with the same idea.

But let’s not worry about lengthy patent disputes and focus instead on the awesomeness of lasers. They are eas... Read more >