Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

A machine to save the world

May 4, 2016
HTML EMBED:
COPY
This photo taken 28 July 2004 in Cadarache shows a technician checking a plasma heating system inside a chamber of the Tore Supra nuclear reactor. BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
Actuality, by Marketplace and Quartz

A machine to save the world

May 4, 2016
This photo taken 28 July 2004 in Cadarache shows a technician checking a plasma heating system inside a chamber of the Tore Supra nuclear reactor. BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

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.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.