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Pardon Me, This Fusion is Cold . . . June 5, 2009

Posted by vorpalkeith in science.
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The world’s largest laser system now exists, and it may be the key to creating cold fusion.  You know, that thing which would solve all the world’s energy problems . . . .

What the rig does is focus 192 distinct lasers to a single point, creating pressures and temperatures like those within the core of a star.

“This is the long-sought goal of ‘energy gain’ that has been the goal of fusion researchers for more than half a century,” Moses said.  “NIF’s success will be a scientific breakthrough of historic significance; the first demonstration of fusion ignition in a laboratory setting, duplicating on Earth the processes that power the stars.”

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