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Friday, July 23, 2010

National Ignition Facility

That's no moon...

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) was dedicated on 5/29/2009 and is the world's largest and highest-energy laser. The sphere above is the final chamber where the laser beams converge to a single point, recreating a sun's core (on a very small scale). NIF's mission is to learn the secrets of the sun and pursue fusion research to one day provide abundant clean energy. Tech that will someday be a mr. fusion. Check out the NIF Home to see more videos and info on the project.

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