Scientists have been able to create a fusion process that exerts more energy than it takes in. With the help of laser technology, scientists have been able to shoot at a small plastic pellet and could it to explode in such a way that it produced more energy than it took in.
The real meaning of this research is that scientists may be able to replicate how the sun and other stars produce energy. Imagining how efficient the sun is, this kind of technology could power the future much more effectively than anything we are currently using. Also, this could make the energy supply much larger simply because a small amount of work could produce an output so large that customers would never be in fear of losing power.
While current pellets for this kind of production cost $1 million a piece, the technology will improve as scientists better determine how to make this a cost-effective form of energy production.