Here’s an interesting piece from Time magazine:
The funny thing is that getting fusion isn’t really that hard. The Farnsworth Fusor which almost guarantees that you get some fusion neutrons isn’t that hard to fabricate.
Kids as young as 13 have built fusors and frankly I think that they are a good way to learn about vacuum, useful even if you don’t get useful energy out of your gadget. And they are cool.
I’ve posted before about fusion energy before. Especially about Robert Bussard’s polywell. Not perhaps as much as I should have. Especially about the polywell. I became interested in the polywell when I watched this talk from Robert Bussard back in 2007.