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…
While CERN researchers are busy potentially obliterating the Earth by creating a black hole in France, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore Lab have their own Doomsday machine: a 10-story laser that may well create a miniature star over Northern California.
Well, this is crazy. The LIFE project at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has plans to create a mini sun in the lab, one that could create more energy than it takes to create.