Nuclear fusion ‘watershed’ claim as team backed by Bill Gates and oil giants eyes limitless zero-carbon energy. Record magnetic field clears key hurdle to demonstration of ‘net energy’ production say CFS and MIT researchers. Researchers claimed a “watershed moment” in the development of nuclear fusion technology with the successful test of a powerful magnet that is said to hold the key to future generation of unlimited zero-carbon energy. Partners Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claimed the creation of a record-breaking magnetic field for the first time “opens a clear path” to fusion power, which is hailed by some as the holy grail of clean energy but seen by others as a distraction from proven green technologies such as wind and solar.
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Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They´ve each produced very impressive magnets.
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