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Is fusion energy possible in our lifetime?

Clip: 01/18/2017 | 9m 15s

Limitless power with virtually no greenhouse gases or radioactive waste. If that sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. For decades, researchers have looked for ways to control, confine and sustain fusion as an energy source. But there has been a lot of progress on a small scale, building on years of physics understanding and progress. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

Aired: 01/18/17

Rating: NR

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