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Physicists discover how to safely create star power on Earth

Princeton scientists find a new way to control nuclear fusion reactions.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Courtesy: NASA/SDO)

Fusion reactions on the sun.

Key Takeaways
  • A new study from Princeton physicists successfully uses boron powder to control nuclear reactions in plasma.
  • Creating plasma can lead to an unlimited supply of energy.
  • The new method is cheaper and less dangerous than previous approaches.

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