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Billionaires Chase ‘SpaceX Moment’ for the Holy Grail of Energy

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Peter Thiel are funneling cash into nuclear fusion projects.

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Not long before he died, tech visionary Paul Allen traveled to the south of France for a personal tour of a 35-country quest to replicate the workings of the Sun. The goal is to one day produce clean, almost limitless energy by fusing atoms together rather than splitting them apart.

The Microsoft Corp. co-founder said he wanted to view the early stages of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in Cadarache firsthand, to witness preparations “for the birth of a star on Earth.”