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Nuclear Ambitions: Amateur Scientists Get a Reaction From Fusion

In the garage of his house, Frank Sanns spends nights tinkering with one of his prized possessions: a working nuclear-fusion reactor.

Mr. Sanns, 51 years old, is part of a small subculture of gearheads, amateur physicists and science-fiction fans who are trying to build fusion reactors in their basements, backyards and home laboratories. Mr. Sanns, who owns a banquet hall here, believes he's on track to make fusion a viable power source.
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I think it's pretty well established that it's relatively (subjective, I know) simple to perform actual fusion - the trick is economical fusion.