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US researchers announce historic nuclear fusion breakthrough (

Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm announced a “major scientific breakthrough” Tuesday in the decades-long quest to harness fusion, the energy that powers the sun and stars.

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California for the first time produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it, i.e. Net energy gain.

The achievement will pave the way for advancements in national defense and the future of clean power, Granholm and other officials said.Read more at:


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