Positive Future #350 (Feature photo – Building a Fusion Reactor – CCA SA 3.0 Unported)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – one of the world’s top private research universities – says yes. The source of energy in fusion is hydrogen that produces energy much like the sun does.
In theory, 1 gram of hydrogen in a fusion reactor could provide as much power as 10 tons of coal – and do it without pollution. While the experimental fusion reactor in the feature photo looks ominous, remember that not too many years ago it took an entire room of computers to do what one hand-held device can do today.
Fusion Reactors could totally change the face of agriculture. In Northern climates, farming could go inside where cheaper and non-polluting energy could support many square miles of greenhouses.
In an article recently posted on Medium Science, journalist Brian Bergstein reveals how this futuristic concept is on the path to realization with the support of MIT. You can read the full story here: