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Today I saw a link to an older article about a large-scale fusion reactor that’s under construction in France. It’s still an experiment, not slated for true energy production yet, but still interesting.
Fusion power is interesting because there is little waste to be disposed of, compared to fission nuclear reactions. It’s also considered a “sustainable” energy source since it’s also renewable. Here’s lots of into on Fusion power. We’re still decades away from realizing the potential, but perhaps this is one of the real energy sources we need for the future.
On a side-note, what I love about Wikipedia is the random information you run into while researching a topic. Here’s an example: PACER was a project proposed back 70′s where an underground chamber would have nuclear bombs detonated inside it. The purpose was to capture the heat of the explosion and generate electricity from it. Scary.