Somewhere between Cold Fusion and Star Trek's impulse engines, this mini fusion reactor could theoretically usher in a new age of energy production world-wide.
The first time humanity achieved these conditions on purpose, we destroyed an entire island.
Over at the National Ignition Facility in California is the world's most powerful laser, and its tasked with bringing about the dream of pollution-free, clean fusion energy (well, when it's not busy doing military-related things). It just completed its first firing test at near full energy.
The National Ignition Facility out at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California is the size of a football stadium and equipped with the largest laser in the world. With said massive laser nearing completion — it'll be done...