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Latest Theodore Harold Maiman Stories

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2010-05-15 08:10:00

Fifty years ago Sunday, a man named Theodore Maiman built the first working laser.

2010-03-11 08:58:58

Fifty years after the first laser sparked a technological revolution, the "light fantastic" continues to impact people's daily lives — by playing DVDs, speeding Internet connections, and performing intricate surgery.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.