Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fusion: National Ignition Facility

The US$3.5billion US National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California was dedicated last Friday (May 29, 2009). NIF researchers will use the world's strongest lasers to study nuclear fusion.

“If fusion energy works,” he said, “you’ll have, for all intents and purposes, a limitless supply of carbon-free energy that’s not geopolitically sensitive. What more would you want? It’s a game changer.” (NYTimes/Ed Moses)
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