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New lasers will be key to making fusion energy and proton therapy practical.
A startup snags funding to start early work on a low-budget test reactor.
Researchers at a California National Lab will soon attempt to start self-sustaining fusion reactions using the world’s largest lasers. If it works, it could be a first step on the road to abundant fusion power.
The secretary of energy talks with Technology Review about the future of nuclear power post Yucca Mountain and why fuel-cell cars have no future.
Now complete, the National Ignition Facility could soon create controlled fusion using lasers.
A new control process may enable practical fusion reactors.
Financial support for a major international fusion project is one of many casualties.
Lab experiments suggest that future fusion reactors could use helium-3 gathered from the moon.