Wellington's OpenStar has a crack at nuclear fusion power

Wellington's OpenStar has a crack at nuclear fusion power
In his element: OpenStar founder Ratu Mataira. (Image: OpenStar Technologies)
Greg Hurrell
Nestled up a steep side street in a Wellington industrial area, a new startup company is trying to crack nuclear fusion energy.It’s a problem scientists around the world have been banging their heads against for decades, but OpenStar Technologies is trying a different approach to others.Although "breakthroughs" seem to be announced constantly, significant technical challenges exist to ever achieving a viable commercial fusion plant.For 70 years, nuclear fission power plants have split large and unstable uranium atoms to generate...

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