Image via Wikipedia …scientists at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California, are getting ready to do something spectacular: ignite a tiny man-made star inside a lab and trigger a thermonuclear reaction using 192 immensely powerful lasers that concentrate 1,000 times the electric generating power of the United States into a billionth of a second. The result should be an explosion in the 32ft-wide reaction chamber which will produce at least 10 (and up to 100) times the amount of energy used to create …

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