Homemade Fusion Power

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 6:44am

According to almost any physicist you ask, creating a fusion reaction that will output more energy than it consumes — not unlike our sun — is well beyond our scientific reach at the moment. Just don't say that to Mark Supez. He's spent $37,000 of his own money, and two years of his time, to build a miniature fusion reactor that gets us a little closer to the energy "holy grail." His next step? Gather funding to build a much larger version of his reactor, with a pricetag of just $200 to $400 million.

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