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Livermore, California (CNN) -- Scientists at a government lab here are trying to use the world's largest laser -- it's the size of three football fields -- to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's formula for cooking up a sun on the ground may sound like it's stolen from the plot of an "Austin Powers" movie. But it's no Hollywood fantasy: The ambitious experiment will be tried for real, and for the first time, late this summer.
"There's no danger to the public," said Lynda Seaver, spokeswoman for the project.
And, in those recent years, the project has fallen a year off schedule, the GAO says, with the expected completion date for the research now at the end of 2012.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
There are some things that are better left unknown and untested.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I swear if some had their way, we would be stuck in the year 1600.....