Chemical and Materials Industry

Large scale nuclear fusion could be here in just 15 years

Research equipment for the Alcator C-Mod experiment is seen at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 24, 2014. The experiment is one of three fusion research operations in the nation, and was set to be dismantled last year as part of the sequester budget cuts.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION)

A pilot nuclear fusion plant could be just 15 years away. Image: REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

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