By Leah Crane
A colossal laser system has created some of the most extreme conditions on Earth, bringing us one step closer to useful nuclear fusion power that would produce no hazardous waste. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California have been attempting to jumpstart nuclear fusion in the laboratory for decades, and now they are closer than ever.
NIF works by focusing 192 of the world’s highest-energy lasers into a single …
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