Ars reports about Lockheed Martin claims “technological breakthrough” in compact fusion
"Reuters is reporting that defense contractor Lockheed Martin claims it has made a technological breakthrough that places us on the doorstep of affordable fusion energy. Supposedly, the breakthrough will result in compact fusion reactors before a decade is out.
But the Lockheed Martin press release that coincides with the coverage says little of the sort. There, the company simply states that after initial work in the area, it expects to be able to build a prototype in five years. If everything goes well, the design could 'be developed and deployed in as little as ten years.' The 'if' in the last sentence, however, is a big one."