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The Challenge: How to Keep Fusion Going Long Enough - NYTimes.com

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The basic concept behind fusion is simple: Squeeze hydrogen atoms hard enough and they fuse together in helium. A helium atom weighs slightly less than the original hydrogen atoms, and by Einstein’s equation E = mc2, that liberated bit of mass turns into energy. Hydrogen is so abundant that unlike fossil fuels or fissionable material like uranium, it will never run out.

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Excellent explanation on a technology that certain... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 11:32:07 PM