Combining lasers could shrink particle accelerators from kilometers to meters

It took every inch of the Large Hadron Collider’s 17-mile length to accelerate particles to energies high enough to discover the Higgs boson. Now, imagine an accelerator that could do the same thing in, say, the length of a football field. Or less.

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