For the first time, scientists have harnessed fusion—a nuclear reaction that produces energy akin to the sun—to generate more energy than what is initially required to initiate the fusion process.
- Produced by 192 lasers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which primarily researches nuclear weapons.
- The surge lasted for only a fleeting moment.
- Fusion is used in thermonuclear weapons.
- Creating fusion to produce energy for everyday use has yet to be achieved.