Too Close to the Sun (1994)

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In 1989, Professors Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced that they had discovered the secret of endless, cheap energy by perfecting nuclear fusion in a test tube. Their discovery was dismissed with contempt by the scientific establishment and they fled their academic posts in the USA. The programme suggests that the Japanese are now poised to invest heavily in Fleischmann and Pons' latest work, while advocates of cold fusion warn that the West has missed out on the discovery of the century.

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