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Will lasers drill oil wells in 2050? Will there even be wells?

The future of oil and gas drilling won't look anything like the present.  Industry scientists imagine lasers, not rotating drill bits, cutting well holes. They envision computers so small they can be injected underground like grains of sand to log well pressure and chemical makeup in real time. They contemplate, one day, the end of oil drilling and the start of oil mining, with robots sent down shafts, two miles deep, to recover oil and gas.  Read more...

Breakthrough At Lightspeed: High Energy Weapon Systems.

Drawing on decades of manufacturing expertise, Raytheon continues to define the future for high-energy laser systems.   Learn more...




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