Professor Steven Cowley will discuss fusion power, the perfect energy source, in an upcoming public lecture at the University of Sydney.
In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion.
Fusion could provide a green, safe, unlimited source of energy if we’re able to solve an extremely complex set of scientific and engineering problems.
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