MIT Fights for Clean Power With Holy Grail of Fusion in Reach
This article is quite interesting for me, maybe I'm an old 'Mech head at heart but I think a practical and eventually miniaturized fusion power source is the real block on some day seeing a real 'Mech walking about. Well, that and about 20 Billion dollars a year to develop the rest of the hardware and software environment xD.
And to top it off, there research seems to be putting the concepts used in tokamaks to work. Man I ain't heard hide nor hair of one in ages..
Who knows, maybe in 70-150 years the power problem will be solved, if there's still a planet left.. Either way I probably won't live to see it but hey, a lad can dream. If a practical fusion reactor could be developed and put to propulsive uses without needing a capitol ship or any thing else huge to do it, oh baby would that open a few doors to what we could do. But what ever comes up over the next few decades, will still probably be to large to be very portable :\