Will Dunham reports for Reuters on a breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy.
- For the first time ever, government researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have gotten fusion fuel to heat beyond the temperature that they zapped into it.
- While the energy that was produced was only enough to power a smoke detector, it could mark a major milestone in producing energy through fusion.
- Government research and development is important to unlocking new sources of clean energy.
“U.S. government scientists said on Wednesday they have taken an important step in the long trek toward making nuclear fusion – the very process that powers stars – a viable energy source for humankind.”
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