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Scientists in California make landmark advance towards unlimited fusion energy

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. scientists announced on Wednesday an important milestone in the costly, decades-old quest to develop fusion energy, which, if harnessed successfully, promises a nearly inexhaustible energy source for future generations. For the first time, experiments have produced more energy from fusion reactions than the…

Researchers come closer to nuclear fusion ‘ignition’

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has crossed a major threshold in its goal of achieving nuclear fusion “ignition” following the results of a September 2013 experiment, BBC News reported on Monday. NIF researchers reportedly discovered that for the first time, the experiment produced a fusion reaction in which the process…