Nuclear fusion gets boost from private-sector startups

Startups bring a new attitude to the energy quest — will it be enough?

General Fusion Reactor

RENEGADE FUSION  Private-sector startups, like General Fusion, are betting they can develop an energy source for the future faster than government-funded projects. General Fusion's prototype (shown) uses pistons that converge on magnetized, superhot plasma.

General Fusion

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