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Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

A machine to save the world

May 4, 2016
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Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

A machine to save the world

May 4, 2016
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They said it couldn’t be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that’s hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.

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