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Controlled Nuclear Fusion

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Controlled nuclear fusion, which occurs in the Sun, is the holy grail of energy physicists. Such a reaction creates more energy than is needed for the reaction itself.  The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has created a moment of such controlled nuclear fusion and published their results in Nature.  Per Omar Hurricane, the lead researcher, in a report on CNN:

“You’re not going to power a car with it. You’re not going to power a house with it,” Hurricane told CNN. “It’ll be a while before we address all the needed scientific challenges and then the engineering challenges to make it more practical, but we’re excited. It’s a great step forward scientifically.”

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Read more at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/12/tech/innovation/energy-fusion/index.html?hpt=hp_t5

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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