It is part of one of the most ambitious science experiments in history. $3.5 Billion dollars have already been poured into the project. It is called the National Ignition Facility or NIF part of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Inside of the capsule is a bead of frozen hydrogen. The lasers blast the hydrogen atoms so hard that they merge. A reaction that releases an enormous amount of energy.
The operations are modeled after a rocket ship launch. There are people huddled behind their computer monitors watching every calculation and then there is even a countdown. The laser is encases behind 5 foot thick concrete doors. After 3 years now of testing and research NIF still hasn’t achieved the promise of it’s own middle name. Ignition. That is the moment when they get more energy out of a laser shot then they put in.
In the battle against the skeptics, NIF has just won an important round. A few weeks ago the capsule was blasted with 1.9 Megajoules and generated a thousand more times power than there is in the entire United States electrical grid. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! They say that is enough power to trigger ignition in a shot later this year. Why doesn’t America know about this stuff? We know where Whitney Houston was when she died! Why can’t we have TV shows that promote good things going on in this country rather than gossip nonsense? Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, TMZ all that crap who cares where Lindsey Lotion is now? Yeah, I misspelled her name on purpose, don’t write me about it.
We can dream though of a world free of the need of carbon fuel, free of the need of oil crazy politics and most importantly one that can change the entire view of pollution restoring our little earth to the way it should be with our Arctic places restored to their frozen greatness and our air free from burnt chemicals. What more can we possibly want? Give this program a chance and learn about something good in life.