October 08, 2013

Government Achieves Breakeven

Balancing the budget, more complicated than Nuclear Fusion?

NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the world's most powerful laser to heat and compress a small pellet of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.

The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel - the first time this had been achieved at any fusion facility in the world.

As a famous blogger once said, Heh."

By Howie at 08:21 AM | Comments |