Sparkplugs will no longer be needed in cars thanks to…frickin laserbeams!

| April 20, 2011 | Reply

Using a laser to provide spark for a car engine has been thought about for a long time. Doing so would lead to better emissions, better gas mileage and a cleaner engine. The problem has been the lasers have been too large to fit into an engine and have cost too much to use in cars. Now it seems a company has been able to reduce the size of the laser to bolt onto an engine and can make it out of ceramic to bring the cost down. The system is going to be formally introduced at the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO: 2011), to be held in Baltimore May 1 – 6. Follow the link to read more info.

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