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Submission + - Can world's largest laser zap Earth's energy woes? (cnn.com) 1

newviewmedia.com writes: Scientists at a government lab here are trying to use the world's largest laser — it's the size of three football fields — to set off a nuclear reaction so intense that it will make a star bloom on the surface of the Earth.

If they're successful, the scientists hope to solve the global energy crisis by harnessing the energy generated by the mini-star.

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Can world's largest laser zap Earth's energy woes?

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  • Experience - that thing you get just AFTER you need it. Surely they could have used a longer tether, that would have ensured the payload was clear of the ground BEFORE it left the launching apparatus?

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