Colorado State University develops laser spark plugs

The spark plugs inside an internal combustion engine erode and need to be replaced regularly because high voltages are required to ignite the engine fuel.

Colorado State University in the US hopes to create longer-lasting plugs by replacing electrical ignition with pulsed laser light, fed into the cylinders by glass fibres.

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(New Scientist)

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  • let's see how long this lasts before the oil companies buy the rights and bury it
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