A lift allows technicians to access the target chamber interior for inspection and maintenance at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Photo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AFP
A lift allows technicians to access the target chamber interior for inspection and maintenance at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Photo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AFP
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US to reveal nuclear fusion breakthrough in quest for clean energy

  • Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have achieved a net energy gain for the first time, in an experiment using lasers, insiders say
  • Being able to generate more power than the amount going into the reaction is a milestone in the process, but commercial viability is still some time away

A lift allows technicians to access the target chamber interior for inspection and maintenance at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Photo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AFP
A lift allows technicians to access the target chamber interior for inspection and maintenance at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Photo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via AFP
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