Well, that would be nice, wouldn't it? Scientists at the wonderfully named National Ignition Facility are conducting an enormous laser fusion experiment where they're trying to harness the power of stars. They envision having a functional power plant up and running in 15 to 20 years producing carbon free energy. It's not just some dreamy theory either, there's 3 billion dollars invested in this thing. CNET has the explanation and a video.

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