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posted by robind on Thursday February 13 2014, @04:56PM   Printer-friendly
from the 50-years-away dept.

amblivious writes: "For the first time, laser-driven fusion has passed a milestone called fuel gain, the point at which more energy is produced than is consumed in starting the reaction. In a trial at the National Ignition Facility late last year, 15 kilojoules of energy was released with an input of 10 kilojoules (Nature). Although this is not yet a self-sustaining reaction because the reactor as a whole consumes more energy it is expected that collisions with helium nuclei generated in the reaction will lead to ignition. See the article at New Scientist for more information."

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by AudioGuy on Friday February 14 2014, @04:12AM

    by AudioGuy (24) on Friday February 14 2014, @04:12AM (#63) Journal

    I think I have heard this before. In fact, last year. No, come think of it, year before. No, wait, year before that. Actually, every year for the last 30 or so, I think.

    You want fusion power, orbit the Sun.

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