Nuclear Fusion Press Release
Time and place of discovery
UNC Chapel Hill Physics Department
This discovery is not to be confused with the nuclear fission, which involves the splitting of atoms rather than their combination. Fission does not need temperatures nearly as high as fusion, and it is for this reason it has been used in the past.
While we have decreased the necessary temperatures for nuclear fusion, they are still quite high. Therefore, it will take extreme caution to produce and store fusion energy.
Although the cost of creating nuclear fusion plants will be very high, the long term economic impact will be positive. Other alternative energy sources are difficult to store and expensive to use. The abundance of nuclear fusion power will ultimately make it economically prosperous.