Nov 8, 2022

UK startup’s nuclear fusion gun will fire a 1-billion-G projectile at a fusion fuel pellet

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The new method for harnessing the power of the Sun is “cheaper than traditional fusion approaches.”

U.K.-based startup First Light Fusion is developing its prototype Big Friendly Gun (BFG) in a bid to achieve nuclear fusion without relying on lasers and powerful magnets.

A pistol shrimp-inspired nuclear fusion method.

First Light Fusion.

The company recently performed a test-fire of its BFG prototype at its facility in Oxford, a Newsweek report explains. The company’s test campaign could finally unlock the potential of nuclear fusion by using an alternative method to mimic the Sun’s energy production method.

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