A technician reviews an optic inside the preamplifier support structure at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the site of a major scientific breakthrough. File photo: via AP
A technician reviews an optic inside the preamplifier support structure at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the site of a major scientific breakthrough. File photo: via AP

Fusion energy breakthrough made by US scientists, paving way for clean power future

  • Researchers have, for the first time, produced more energy in fusion reaction than that used to ignite it, which is called a net energy gain
  • It’s a key moment in quest to harness fusion, energy that powers the sun and other stars; proponents hope that one day it can produce limitless carbon-free energy

A technician reviews an optic inside the preamplifier support structure at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the site of a major scientific breakthrough. File photo: via AP
A technician reviews an optic inside the preamplifier support structure at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the site of a major scientific breakthrough. File photo: via AP
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