Chasing Fusion

By John Lippert - 2013-05-03T11:09:30Z

Photograph by Jake Stangel/Bloomberg Markets

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Lead operator Chris Bishop stands in the NIF control room. Fusion has the potential to benefit humanity more than manned space flight, he says. Fusion-generated electricity would be virtually unlimited and wouldn't release carbon dioxide that heats the planet.

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