How a Laser Fusion Experiment Unleashed an Energetic Burst of Optimism

Scientists have come encouragingly close to reproducing the power of the sun – albeit with just a speck of hydrogen for just a fraction of a second. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported Tuesday that they were able to ignite bursts of fusion power of more than 10 quadrillion watts by using 192 gigantic […]

The crack burst is over. Where did all the work go?

boom and bust The shale gas “explosion” was as short-lived as Cruz’s presidential aspirations. But Donald Trump, running for reelection four years later, used the same scenario to try out the top Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden. A campaign ad A news outlet in the state said Biden’s “fracking ban” would “kill 600,000 Pennsylvania […]