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on May 19, 2015 in World News

Russia Develops Laser Ice-Cutter for Northern Sea Route

Russia Develops Laser Ice-Cutter for Northern Sea Route Scientists have built a laser cutting tool to assist Arctic icebreakers, and say it could boost traffic along the Northern Sea Route by seven-fold. But one famous polar explorer says he doubts the new technology will deliver on its promise. Russia may have taken the lead in Arctic exploration with the development of a new laser-based ice cutter that could potentially increase shipping traffic along the Northern Sea Route by seven-fold, according to Russia & India Report. Developed by the Moscow-based KURS research institute, the laser ice cutter is said to be… View Article

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