Could World’s Largest Laser Solve Our Energy Problems?

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California is  the largest laser facility in the world, the size of three (American) football fields with nearly 40,000 optics in it and 192 laser beams.

Researcher at NIF are using the lasers to create extreme conditions mimicing the core of the Sun. They want to harness the power of fusion, the process that powers our Sun and other stars, in order to create ‘clean’ energy to provide electricity for our world.

Read more at Forbes
Photo: National Ignition Facility

 

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