Podcast: TED Talks series - Steven Cowley: Fusion is Energy's Future

TED Talks


9:55 minutes

TED Talks series, FILMED JUL 2009 - POSTED DEC 2009 - TEDGlobal 2009

Physicist Steven Cowley is certain that nuclear fusion is the only truly sustainable solution to the fuel crisis. He explains why fusion will work -- and details the projects that he and many others have devoted their lives to, working against the clock to create a new source of energy.

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Cowley wants to open up discussion and the human mind to the possibility of fusion as the best energy resource for the future.

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This material can be used to explore the possibility of nuclear fusion as an energy source and how it works.


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Steven Cowley directs the UK's leading fusion research center. Soon he'll helm new experiments that may make cheap fusion energy real on a commercial scale. Full Bio >>


Talks, T. (2012). Podcast: TED Talks series - Steven Cowley: Fusion is Energy's Future.