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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 toygeek on Friday February 14 2014, @05:28AM

    by toygeek (28) on Friday February 14 2014, @05:28AM (#66) Homepage
    And I'll tell you why: I submitted this story too. Even though there are 50 users at the moment, its showing that we are all here for the same reasons. Plus, there's only one copy of the story. No dupes! (yet)
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  • (Score: 1) by Gaaark on Friday February 14 2014, @05:54PM

    by Gaaark (41) on Friday February 14 2014, @05:54PM (#86) Journal
    No dupes? Is your rabbit dead too? :)
    http://li694-22.members.linode.com/article.pl?sid= 14/02/13/0547215 [linode.com]
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