by Tyler Hamilton
| Apr. 20, 2009
Give him $50 million, he says, and within four years he and his small team of scientists and engineers at General Fusion will show a world trying to wean itself off carbon-based fuels how to fuse atoms on the cheap.
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General Fusion is the primary source here, and the only balancing viewpoint has minimal representation. The technical description is quite good, although you have to wade through the entrepreneurial story first.
Not having heard of the Toronto Star before reading this article, I can not vouch for its credibility. So when the author seems biased against the laser-based fusion attempts by the US and other nations in favor of the speculative Canadian fusion attempt, I am uneasy. However, his description of the fusion generator is clear and understandable. He also includes quite a bit about the policies that are helping (money donations) and hindering (lack of infrastructure) the progression of scientific exploration into alternative energies. While the author makes it seem like fusion has always been considered feasible (if unexplored effectively), that isn't actually the case. It has been dismissed more than embraced, because of its ... More »
I've always wanted cold fusion to be a feasible alternative energy source. Let's hope they succeed!