Saturday, June 06, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Giant laser experiment powers up

This intense energy will be focused on a ball-bearing-sized pellet of fuel, ablating the surface and compressing the remaining material inwards.

"This process will create temperatures of 100 million degrees and pressures billions of times greater than Earth's atmospheric pressure, forcing the hydrogen nuclei to fuse and release many times more energy than the laser energy required to spark the reaction," said Dr Moses.

Sometimes you wish California were farther away. And it soon may be.

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