• Question: can lasers be dangerous or are they just made from light reflections?

    Asked by Alice to Simone, Kieran on 11 Nov 2018. This question was also asked by Abdullah, chck00.
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      Kieran Joyce answered on 11 Nov 2018:


      Lasers are made of high energy light. This light can damage the human eye and even burn the skin if powerful enough! We use laser microscopes sometimes to look at our cells but they’re not very powerful so we don’t have to worry about it damaging our eyes.

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