Issue Date: February 17, 2014
Fusion Fuel Finally Yields Excess Energy
The two main purposes of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are to explore fusion energy and enable experiments to ensure the safety and viability of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal. Completed in 2009, the $3.5 billion facility missed a 2012 deadline to ignite a self-sustaining fusion reaction that would yield more energy than was put in to start it. NIF researchers . . .
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