Nuclear fusion

07.15.12
NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind
07.15.12

NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind

In an effort to recreate the fusion reaction that occurs in start formation, the National Ignition...

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04.17.12
Sandia National Laboratories generates neutrons in a radical way
04.17.12

Sandia National Laboratories generates neutrons in a radical way

The Responsive Neutron Generator Product Deployment Center (say that quickly five times) at Sandia...

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01.26.12
X-ray laser bakes solid plasma from aluminum foil, brings us closer to nuclear fusion
01.26.12

X-ray laser bakes solid plasma from aluminum foil, brings us closer to nuclear fusion

Nuclear fusion, like flying cars, is one of those transparent, dangling carrots that've been stymyi...

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05.28.11
Microsoft manager teams up with teens to build a fusion reactor in his garage (video)
05.28.11

Microsoft manager teams up with teens to build a fusion reactor in his garage (video)

Normally, if a grown man talks about building a fusion reactor and wants your 13-year-old to hang...

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05.05.11
Nuclear fusion startup gets Jeff Bezos backing, won't be dropping any bombs
05.05.11

Nuclear fusion startup gets Jeff Bezos backing, won't be dropping any bombs

Here's a phrase we never though we'd utter: Bezos is the bomb! Okay, so maybe a nuke reference isn'...

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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...

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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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08.04.09
Transparent aluminum! Would that be worth somethin' to ya, eh?
08.04.09

Transparent aluminum! Would that be worth somethin' to ya, eh?

It's hard to say if boffins at Oxford University got their inspiration from Nimoy and Co., but one...

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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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