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A tiny pellet of deuterium and tritium released more energy than it absorbed from the National Ignition Facilityโ€™s bank of 192 lasers. ย  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced today that it has produced a fusion reaction in the laboratory that yielded more energy than was absorbed by the fuel to initiate it. Zapping a BB-size capsule of fusion fuel with UV light from 192 lasers at the labโ€™s $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility (NIF), scientists say they sparked fusion reactions that released 1.3 megajoules of energy, about five times the 250 kilojoules that were absorbed by the capsule. That...

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