For almost a century we’ve been trying to build a star on earth. Not easy with temperatures reaching 150,000,000℃.
Today on Patented it’s the story of our efforts to make a nuclear fusion reactor with Arthur Turrell author of The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet.
Find out what people used to believe the sun was made of; just how powerful the world’s biggest laser is, and what an Argentinian fake news story has to do with all this.
Produced by Freddy Chick
Executive producer is Charlotte Long