Is a Fusion Nuclear Reactor Coming Soon?

The United States technological organization Lockheed Martin says it will produce a working fusion nuclear reactor within five yearsLockheed Martin says it may have an operating prototype by 2017, and a version for sale by 2022. Fusion involves forcing together atomic nuclei.

But the Lockheed Martin announcement has met with disbeliefCritics say nuclear fusion as a power source that can be sustained over time will not be developed anytime soon. But they also say that once the process is ready, it will be as huge a development as the discovery of electricity. Whenever it arrives, nuclear fusion promises to be the future source of cheap and safe energy Continue reading