Why is this thing so hot?
On April 5, 2015, an electric-blue laser in an industrial oven produced a heat wave in a small part of Australia that lasted for an hour.
The heat was intense enough to melt a layer of insulation.
That’s the first time the heat wave has been recorded in Australia.
It was a perfect storm.
It started with a small storm on the West Coast of Australia, which quickly moved north to the rest of the country.
It got even worse on the weekend, when a very strong and sustained tropical wave brought more than 100mm of rain to Victoria.
That rain followed a very cold winter, which also brought a lot of rain.
But it was only the start of a big, nasty winter storm that’s still hitting Australia.
We now know that the storm’s energy source was a laser beam.
In the past few days, scientists have been studying the phenomenon of the heat waves and superstorms.
A team of Australian scientists led by James Ritchie at the University of Queensland used a computer model to try to understand how the wave’s energy came from.
It turns out that the laser beam was generated from a chemical reaction called photolysis.
Photo: James Rui/University of Queensland