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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.
Yes, we're talking about fusion here. By focusing 192 huge laser beams at one 2mm ball of frozen hydrogen gas, they hope to create nearly limitless free energy. Oh, and it gets better:
In addition, the LIFE engine design can be "charged" with fission fuel. The resulting fission reactions will produce additional energy that can be harvested for electricity productio
Originally posted by Equinox99
I hope they know that the ball doesn't have nearly enough fuel or power to sustain itself. They will have to waste so much energy to keep it going.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
For those who say it's dangerous, it really isnt.
They won't be able to sustain the reaction for a while so they are just going to make multiple little star reactions, they will probably last no more than a few seconds at first.