North Korea claims holy grail of energy

North Korea says it has carried out a nuclear fusion reaction – a process that could produce a limitless supply of clean energy.

A newspaper published by North Korea’s ruling communist party is reporting that its scientists have successfully carried out nuclear fusion to produce a new form of energy, a process experts around the world have so far failed to achieve.

But scientists in South Korea doubt the North has the technology to create such a reaction.

Nuclear fusion promises limitless clean energy but it could also be employed to make hydrogen bombs.

The United States estimates that Pyongyang has as many as six atomic weapons.
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