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New Laser Facility Fuels Dreams Of Nuclear Fusion

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New Laser Facility Fuels Dreams Of Nuclear Fusion

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New Laser Facility Fuels Dreams Of Nuclear Fusion

New Laser Facility Fuels Dreams Of Nuclear Fusion

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A new multibillion-dollar facility in California houses the world's most powerful laser. But is it powerful enough to trigger the thermonuclear fusion reaction that occurs in stars? Some scientists are doubtful. Lab Director Edward Moses discusses the controversial project.