CBS News reports:
The U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday it would announce a “major scientific breakthrough” this week, after media reported a federal laboratory had recently achieved a major milestone in nuclear fusion research.
The Financial Times reported Sunday that scientists in the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) had achieved a “net energy gain” from an experimental fusion reactor.
Energy Department and LLNL spokespeople told AFP they could not comment or provide confirmation regarding the FT report, but said US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm [photo] would “announce a major scientific breakthrough” on Tuesday.
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Scientists in the California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had achieved a “net energy gain” from an experimental fusion reactor, according to a report.
It could be a major step in the pursuit of zero-carbon power. https://t.co/z2yANomsqX
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If this fusion energy breakthrough is true, it could be a game changer for the world. https://t.co/bSeCnWCE19
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 11, 2022