TGIF: Hot coffee with industrial laser

Such an advanced setup, and then he uses instant coffee???!!!!

Found via everydayscientist a while ago…

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  1. Matthieu Weber Says:

    And bagged tea, too 🙁

    Btw, what’s the efficiency of this method of heating water?

  2. Peter Says:

    Your site is perfect!

  3. Jozef Says:

    Ok, just so i’ve got this straight, they were heating up cold coffee and a mug of water using a lazer, right? That’s amazing. I wonder if that method is going to be shrunk down for commercial use.

  4. Handles Says:

    This reminds me of “The Laser Cheese Raclette”, Annals of Improbable Research, 1, 3, 12-15 (1995). The authors used a CO2 laser to make a type of cheese fondue, including blown powder deposition of pepper. Perhaps you could interview them for a post? The CV of the lead author is online, but it seems to be an old version:

  5. jo jo Says:

    LOL !!! totally nerdtastic !!! love it.

    maybe they used instant coffee because being scientists does not leave one enough time to be a foodie.