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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A US weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star.
The National Ignition Facility's main purpose is to serve as a tool for gauging the reliability and safety of the US nuclear weapons arsenal but scientists say it could deliver breakthroughs in safe fusion power.
A fusion reaction triggered by the super laser hitting hydrogen atoms will produce more energy than was required to prompt "ignition," according to NIF director Edward Moses.
Originally posted by On the level
So this in theory could change the world and in the event the star grows it could destroy us from within, between this and the LHC, NK, Iran, 2013, I am going to start walking the streets with a "The End is Near" Sandwich boards
Originally posted by inregardstoo
For some reason I think God was right to confine us here to this garden, so we would not destroy the good things in heaven, which we do not understand, but in so much chase after. It appears we have taken the first bite of the forbidden fruit, soon to see those ivory tyranical towers, once again.
Originally posted by justanothergangster2
im going to keep this short and sweet. i dont believe in coincidence and the timing of this "unveiling" during the energy crisis seems to signal something else to me. if we are the only country capable of making this technology its a new way for us to take power out of the third worlds hands concerning oil and claim our standing on the top rung of the ladder of energy supply. just a thought.