Audio long-read: The chase for fusion energy

A host of private companies are promising commercial fusion reactors in the next decade.

After decades of promise, it finally seems that nuclear fusion is approaching commercial viability. Companies around the world are securing huge amounts of funding, and advances in materials research and computing are enabling technologies other than the standard designs to be pursued.

This is an audio version of our feature: The chase for fusion energy


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