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Entrepreneur Richard Dinan claims his company is on the brink of a scientific breakthrough in nuclear fusion reactor design, and hopes the technology will one day make interstellar space travel possible.

His company, Applied Fusion Systems, which carries out nuclear fusion technology research and development, believes it has made significant steps in modifying the tokamak design, the current leading technology for fusion reactors.

These modifications would allow it to be lighter and small enough to fit onto a spacecraft. Combined with a successful fusion reactor, it could halve the journey time to Mars and make interstellar space missions viable.

Woefully inadequate for practical interstellar travel, but great for intra-solar system travel, IF technologically realized. To read more, click here.

Category: Science