Science: Toward H-Power

Science took a long step toward the time when the earth's oceans can be used as fuel. Last week, joint announcements by Britain's Atomic Energy Authority and trie U.S. Atomic Energy Commission told how both nations are coming close to taming for peaceful uses the furious energy of the hydrogen bomb.

Both Britain and the U.S. use complex machines that work in about the same way toward the same simple purpose: to heat gaseous deuterium (heavy hydrogen) as hot as possible and confine it in a small space as long as possible. When deuterium...

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