Scientists Say Their Giant Laser Has Produced Nuclear Fusion

Researchers at a laboratory in California say they’ve had a breakthrough in producing fusion power with a giant laser. The success comes after years of struggling to get the laser to work, and is another step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.

Omar Hurricane, a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, says that for the first time, they’ve produced significant amounts of fusion by zapping a target with their laser. “We’ve gotten more energy out of the fusion fuel than we put into the fusion fuel,” he says.”

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    This is real guys.
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    Ok, everyone needs to know this, because this is important.There is a scientist out there named “Hurricane,” his name...
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    they always say this
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    I will instead be hype about Researcher Hurricane
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    Don’t get too hyped yet. The process is still barely above production in terms of fuel-energy conversion, and is rather...
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