It’s easy to forget that the sun, so warm and pleasant in the sky, is actually a boiling cauldron of hydrogen and other elements undergoing nuclear fusion. That energy makes life on Earth possible, but we power society by much less efficient means. Scientists have been chasing the dream of nuclear fusion here on Earth for years, and a team at the US National Ignition Facility may be getting close to a breakthrough. For the first time ever, a fusion reactor has produced more energy than it consumed.
Nuclear fusion reactor produces more energy that it needs for the first time ever!Posted: October 10, 2013 in Test Equipment
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