Livermore Lab

Mini nuclear bombs -- such progress!

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The little bit of propeller head in me thinks this is totally cool:

A team of physicists and engineers at the $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility said they fired an array of 192 laser beams, focused "in perfect unison," and created a single pulse of energy that for 23 billionths of a second generated a thousand times more power than the entire United States consumes in a single second.Read more »