On this day in 1960, just 48 short years ago, Theodore Maiman of Hughes Research Laboratories demonstrated the first working laser. Just what would our world be without lasers anyway? A very unlasery place I imagine. Google celebrates this day with a homepage dedicated to lasers and a creative Google logo composed entirely of lasers!
So remember folks wish your friendly neighborhood laser a happy birthday today, and don’t forget it’s incredible contribution the next time you use your CD or DVD player, shop at a grocery store, or use any one of a million products worldwide reaping the benefit of laser technology.