Thursday, June 21, 2007

Questionable Science Alert

A recent article floating around suggests there is a new laser that has been developed that can vaporize matter without creating heat.  I have to wonder what the caveats of this claim are as it seems to violate some pretty fundamental rules of physics.  If the matter is vaporized, it must take some form of energy - heat, sound, light, etc., but this is not mentioned.  With so little to go on, this sounds like a "where does the poo go?" type of claim to me and wholly unscientific.