Fusion breakthrough generates excess energy for first time

Paves the way for cheap, unlimited energy - in the distant future

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Fusion ignition breakthrough with 192 lasers announced by LLNL scientists
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Fusion ignition breakthrough with 192 lasers announced by LLNL scientists

US scientists have made a significant breakthrough in the decades-long quest for a source of unlimited renewable energy, using a fusion reaction to generate more energy than required for ignition for the first time ever.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced on Tuesday that an experiment on 5th December 'produced more energy from fusion than the laser energy used to drive it.' Nuclear fusio...

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