National Ignition Facility

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Posted on November 8, 2012
Although the United States has not tested a nuclear weapon for twenty years, we still spend billions each year on an array of machines that conduct all kinds of diagnostic experiments to mimic nuclear explosions. One of the most expensive is called the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Read more »
Posted by Paul Carroll on October 31, 2012