A simulated image of the water molecules after being struck with an intense X-ray pulse, as ...

Waiting for water to boil is a minor inconvenience that we've all experienced, but maybe we're just using the wrong tools. Instead of a teapot, next time try the world's most powerful x-ray laser, which has now been used to boil water to 100,000° C (180,000° F) in 75 millionths of a billionth of a second – turning it into a new, plasma-like state of matter in the process.

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