Getting closer to nuclear fusion athe National Ignition Facility in California

02/12/2014 - 00:00

  By GEOFF BRUMFIEL - <br><br>Researchers at a laboratory in California say they've had a breakthrough in producing fusion power with a giant laser. The success comes after years of struggling to get the laser to work, and is another step in the decades-long quest for fusion energy.<br><br>Omar Hurricane, a researcher at <a href="">Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory</a>, says that for the first time, they've produced significant amounts of fusion by zapping a target with their laser. "We've gotten more energy out of the fusion fuel than we put into the fusion fuel," he says.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON NPR</a>