Everything is bigger in Texas, even the lasers! University of Texas at Austin scientist have built a petawatt laser in hopes of "recreating astronomical phenomena like supernovae in miniature," and, surely, enslaving the world.
"We can put materials into states that you can't access here on earth," said Mikael Martinez, the laser project's manager. "You'd have to go out into space and hang out with an exploding star to observe what we plan to observe here in Texas."
Did you hear that? You'd have to go into space, yourself, to see what those guys only have to walk down the hall to look at.
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