MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF LASERS. Why build a laser when you could build 192 lasers? All those beams focus on one BB-size target, and it feels the pressure—more than 100 billion times the force of Earth's atmosphere. The real aim? Turn a single, tiny hydrogen seed into a starlike explosion. Cue fantasies of full-on fusion that could power futuristic homes around the globe. This extreme experiment is inspired by the reactions that power the sun, so it's no sweat for temps to reach 180 million degrees Fahrenheit. More than 40,000 mirrors and optical components make for one super superlaser. Could one day help to generate clean, sustainable
energy…or blow us to smithereens. Ka-boom.