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04.24.12
Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst
04.24.12

Buckeyes to fire 500 trillion watt laser May 15th in a short, cheap burst

High-energy laser fusion experiments evoke extreme numbers -- not only in power but also in greenb...

By S. Dent,   04.24.12
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03.21.12
World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one
03.21.12

World's first two-megajoule ultraviolet laser fired in California: no, you can't buy one

The Wolverines may have concocted the "most intense" laser in the universe back in '08, but it's a...

By D. Murph,   03.21.12
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04.13.11
Visualized: the National Ignition Facility in a pannable, spherical panorama
04.13.11

Visualized: the National Ignition Facility in a pannable, spherical panorama

Hopefully your brain has recouped from the explosion it endured when you first laid eyes on some gl...

By Sam Sheffer,   04.13.11
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10.08.10
Visualized: inside the National Ignition Facility
10.08.10

Visualized: inside the National Ignition Facility

The $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility may not have yet reached its "ignition" goal -- essenti...

By D. Melanson,   10.08.10
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01.28.10
One megajoule laser brings nuclear fusion power closer to reality
01.28.10

One megajoule laser brings nuclear fusion power closer to reality

When you think of the laser these days, you're most likely imagining a giant beam that can scorch a...

By R. Lai,   01.28.10
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03.31.09
NIF scientists set the controls for nuclear fusion
03.31.09

NIF scientists set the controls for nuclear fusion

It looks like nuclear fusion is no longer just for precocious teenagers. Among the flurry of experi...

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