Scientists repeat breakthrough fusion experiment, netting more power than before

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a Department of Energy lab, have successfully repeated a breakthrough fusion power experiment, surpassing their previous results. In the experiment, lasers targeted a tiny gold cylinder containing a deuterium-tritium fuel pellet, resulting in a nuclear fusion reaction that generated more than 3.5 megajoules of energy, an improvement over the previous 3.15 megajoules. This successful replication and improvement in energy output are promising for the fusion power industry, reassuring investors who have bet billions on this technology.

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