Nuclear Fusion Just Got More Energy Out of Its Fuel Than It Put Into It

It's one of science's ultimate goals, and perhaps the only thing that could prevent humanity's ultimate depletion of the Earth's resources — the ability to create more energy than is used to make it. Now, a new nuclear breakthrough has brought that feat even closer to becoming a reality. » 2/13/14 8:00am 2/13/14 8:00am

Scientists Fire the World's Most Powerful Laser

Hidden away at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility is a terrifying 10-story laser. Recently scientists have finally started using it in anger, and now they've even smashed previous records to fire the most powerful laser shot ever recorded. » 7/16/12 4:39am 7/16/12 4:39am

OSU Powers Up a 500 Trillion Watt Laser

We've got a pretty good handle on creating short fusion reactions, just look at the H-bomb. But in the 60 years since the weapon's invention, we still haven't figured out sustained fusion reactions—the holy grail of energy production. A new high-power laser on the OSU campus could soon help solve that scientific… » 4/23/12 9:20pm 4/23/12 9:20pm

HP Arms 11 Laptops With AMD's Sandy Bridge-Esque Fusion APUs

AMD says their Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit is "Sandy Bridge done right," which combines a CPU and discrete ATI graphics on the same die, allowing more efficient processing, increased battery life and improved graphics performance. Now it's in 11 new HP laptops. » 6/14/11 8:06am 6/14/11 8:06am