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Lockheed’s Skunk Works promises fusion power in four years

Lockheed’s Skunk Works promises fusion power in four years

Until someone figures out a way to manufacture antimatter, fusion is by far the cleanest and most abundant source of power we can hope to harvest. We’ve known this for a long time, but fusion is hard, and it’s expensive to build the giant lasers or toroidal plasma containment systems that are needed to get it to work. By most estimates, we’re something like 40 years away from an operational fusion power plant.

This entry was published on February 25, 2013 at 2:03 am. It’s filed under Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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