Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to make a laser that cools and successfully lowers the temperature of water, rather than heating.
The machine that the scientists built is large enough and requires a lot of energy to run, so it won’t be of any use to us in its raw state. Nevertheless, like any other revolutionary development, this one will be refined until it turns into something very useful..
Scientists will first make the car smaller, then energy efficient. And then the applications for this technology will be limited only by your imagination. It can be used in environmentally friendly air conditioners and refrigerators. It can be used to cool electronic components, to influence tiny biological processes, for example, to slow down cell division, etc..
In the future, you may even see laser blasters in films that freeze rather than burn holes..