General Discussion A Fusion Reactor Cheaper Than a Coal Plant? Scientists Say It's Possible

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A Fusion Reactor Cheaper Than a Coal Plant? Scientists Say It's Possible

Face it, we are never going to get the full Buck Rogers "let me just pop over there on my jetpack" sci-fi future experience if we keep relying on fossil fuels. The best we can hope for is an extension of our current cyberpunk dystopia, or maybe a gloomy 1970s planetary disaster novel.

A staple of every "flying car and robot maid" sci-fi future is that they've moved on to more exotic forms of energy, like nuclear fusion. Unfortunately, in real life fusion is much more difficult and expensive to...
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