Some fantastic news! If we get to harness fusion power, we can solve the problem of energy and climate change at one stroke. The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, a U.S. Federally Funded Research Centre (FFRDC), has been at the centre of this research. We in India need to understand how the FFRDCs produce such great results.
We’ve come yet another step closer to harnessing the power of the Sun. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report that they’ve successfully produced significant amounts of fusion by zapping a target with their high-powered laser. And they haven’t done it just once”…but “at least four times since September 2013. …The researchers remain a long way from ignition — the “critical point” at which the fusion fuel feeds on itself to make more of itself — but they’re beginning to get the hang of how to create the conditions necessary for it to occur…”