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Submission + - Nuclear Fusion Energy Research Inches Closer To Elusive Break-Even Point (huffingtonpost.com)

mdsolar writes: "Fusion energy has proven an elusive goal — a running joke is that humanity is 20 years away from a practical power plant, and has been for 60 years.

That could be changing, said John Edwards, associate director for inertial confinement fusion and high-energy-density science of the National Ignition Facility.

In a recent piece published in the journal Physics of Plasmas, Edwards said NIF scientists are getting closer to reactions that produce more energy than they need to get going, and added that the obstacles to realizing nuclear fusion involve engineering problems rather than basic physics."

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Nuclear Fusion Energy Research Inches Closer To Elusive Break-Even Point

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