Applications

Science (and the technologies that have grown from it) form the basis of everyday life, from the houses that we live in, the food that we eat, the cars that we drive, to the electronic gadgetry in almost every home that we use to remain informed and entertained.

The following list gives the many areas where CLF developments are impacting our on everyday life.

Energy

  • The HiPER project (link opens in a new window) (High Power laser Energy Research) is a proposed European facility dedicated to demonstrating the feasibility of laser driven fusion as a future energy source
  • Development of solar cells

Health

  • Cancer detection
  • Cancer treatment
  • Bone disease diagnosis
  • Seratonin
  • Drug development and efficacy in cells
  • DNA damage and repair mechanisms

Security

  • Detection of land mines
  • Detection of fissile material
  • Detection of liquid and powder explosives through packaging

Environment

  • Global warming - study of aerosols
  • Developing 'Environmental' bacteria

Training

  • Training a new generation of scientists
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