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Scientists Crush Diamonds With 'Star Trek' Engine

| Ken Croswell | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

The world’s largest laser, a machine that appeared in a Star Trek movie, has attained a powerful result: It's squeezed diamond, the least compressi...

Fusion Energy Research Inches Closer To Elusive Goal

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Fusion energy has proven an elusive goal — a running joke is that humanity is 20 years away from a practical power plant, and has been for 60 years...

Fusion: Maybe Less Than 30 Years, But This Year Unlikely

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Over the almost 70-year pursuit of the fusionary holy grail, it's been fairly common for scientists working on the problem to say that they're about 30 years away from achieving a power plant based on fusion.

Laser Blast Shatters World Record, Paving Way For Fusion Energy

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/18/2012 02:49 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily A U.S. fusion lab has made a record-shattering laser sho...

American Scientists Fire The World's Most Powerful Laser

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

We've just come one step closer to a fully-operational Death Star. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore Nationa...

PHOTOS: The Most Beautiful Green Tech Projects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Amid all the talk about what green initiatives may yet save the planet from irreversible climate change, it can be easy to overlook the fact that many...