Monday, April 2, 2012

Will We Attain a More Secure Energy Future with Lasers?

You might think this is an April Fools headline, but it's not. At least I don't think it is.

From SGSB's FutureWatch desk, we bring you tales of 1.9 Gigajoules, and the potential to power all the world's grids sans fossil fuels. Bring on better electricity storage, and we may get to worry about other things in the future besides energy. There's security in that.

You may call me a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. See the folks at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, and see what you think.