Letters to the editor

By Science News, 16:35 PM May 16, 2013

Fusion reactions
It is not true that fusion packs the highest punch of any known energy-generating process (“Ignition failed,” SN: 4/20/13, p. 26). Matter-antimatter annihilation far exceeds it (Star Trek had it right back in the 1960s). I believe that under certain conditions, matter falling into a black hole can also yield more energy than fusion.
Bobby Baum, Bethesda, Md.

The reader is right on both counts. But those approaches are impractical. Scientists have harnessed energy from fusi...

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