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Nuclear Fusion: Scientists Attempt To Create Artificial Sun On Earth


First Posted: 12-27-08 09:09 PM   |   Updated: 01-27-09 05:12 AM

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Daily Telegraph:

While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in physics by harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, the reaction that burns at the heart of the sun.

In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction.

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