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Marie Curie (left), French physicist and winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize for physics, Canadian Donna Strickland (middle), who won the 2018 prize for her work with lasers, and physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer (right), who won for her work in atomic physics in 1963. Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty Images, University of Waterloo/The Canadian Press via AP, Bettmann/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, 3 Women And Counting

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This laser unit is one of six that repel thieving birds from the blueberry fields of Meduri Farms near Jefferson, Ore. Tom Banse/Northwest News Network hide caption

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Growers Are Beaming Over The Success Of Lasers To Stave Off Thieving Birds

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As more people turn to laser displays for holiday house decorations, aviation authorities warn not to shine them into the sky. TeleBrands hide caption

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For Christmas Thrills Without The Spills, More Decorators Turn To Lasers

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A laser weapon system on the USS Ponce, which has been deployed to the Persian Gulf. The Navy released a video showing the system taking target practice. John F. Williams/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Physicists put diamonds at the center of this massive laser, to see what would happen. Matt Swisher/Matt Swisher/LLNL hide caption

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

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The National Ignition Facility's 192 laser beams focus onto a tiny target. LLNL hide caption

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Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

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This laser's just pretty, not powerful: Artist Yvette Mattern's laser rainbow in Whitley Bay, England, earlier this year. Bethany Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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