LPP and Focus Fusion have been covered in the New York Times and the Economist, and that was before the latest results! If you are a media representative and want to do a report or interview, please contact us. You can also visit our PRLog Newsroom.
"The Nuclear Fusion Arms Race is Underway" - Sam Roudman, October 29th, 2013; highlighted by Dave Pell at Time's Next Draft Newsfeed as part of the "Day's Most Fascinating News."
"Tired of Waiting for Nuclear Fusion? Crowdfund it!" - Mark Halper, September 3rd, 2013
Stanford Computer Optics
"Fusion Reactions within Dense Plasma Focus Plasmoids" - Andreas Hartmann, May 17th, 2013
"U.S. Company Teams With Iranian University To Develop Fusion Power" - Alex Knapp, June 4th, 2012.
"Iranian team to collaborate with US company on nuclear fusion project" - Mark Halper, May 25th, 2012.
"Nuclear Fusion Edges Closer to Commercialization" - Trevor Curwin, April 23rd, 2012.
Courier News, Home News Tribune, and Asbury Park Press via MyCentralJersey
"Dense Plasma Fusion is Hot: Local lab takes giant leap forward with device" - MaryLynn Schiavi, April 4th, 2012 (front page above the flap!)
"NJ lab claims plasma fusion breakthrough: Confined reaction close to a couple of billion degrees" - Richard Chirgwin, April 4th, 2012
"Plasma fusion becomes a reality?" - April 3rd, 2012
"Fusion Breakthrough" - Mark Halper, March 28th, 2012
"Joint U.S., Iranian nuclear peace plan hatches" - Mark Halper, March 29th, 2012
"In the race for fusion, a dark horse takes the lead" - Keith Pickering, March 8, 2012
MSNBC’s Cosmic Log
"What's new on the fusion front?" - Alan Boyle, November 10th, 2011
"Privately backed efforts are moving ahead as well: Last month, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics reported reaching a record for neutron yield with its ‘Focus Fusion’ direct-to-electric generator.”
Renewable Energy World
"Really Cheap, Really Clean Energy from Boron" - Tom Blakeslee, August 9th, 2011
"This winter a small, privately financed, company in New Jersey called Lawrenceville Plasma Physics (LPP) will attempt Boron fusion for the very first time. They have been testing and tweaking their DPF device using deuterium as a fusion fuel. Already their SUV-sized machine has produced 3.7 million neutrons per Joule of input energy. Correcting for fuel, this is 60 times better than the $3 billion" National Ignition Facility which uses 192 lasers mounted on a stadium-sized dome."
Next Big Future
Brian Wang at Next Big Future has provided consistent coverage of Focus Fusion since 2008. Thanks Brian!
On Jan. 30, 2010, BNET (CBS Interactive Business Network) included Focus Fusion in its list of "Ten Serious Nuclear Fusion Projects Making Progress Around the World".
LPP issued a Press Release on Oct. 15, 2009, announcing the completion of Focus-Fusion-1 and describing the initial shots.
The Oct. 22, 2009 issue of The Economist covered our newly-completed DPF and explained our Focus Fusion ideas in its Science and Technology section.
The June 2008 issue of Discover magazine had a very favorable, if brief, article on Focus Fusion in their Ideas section.
In the fall of 2007, Eric Lerner was invited to present his ideas on Focus Fusion at Google TechTalks. On October 3, 2007, his presentation reviewed the history and status of Focus Fusion and briefly compared it to the two competing approaches: Field Reversed Configuration (funded by Paul Allen) and Inertial Electrostatic Confinement, championed by the late Dr. Robert Bussard, also a recent Google TechTalk speaker. This video was viewed over 10,000 times within two weeks, and was discussed at Slashdot.
New York Times
On Feb. 27, 2007, Focus Fusion gained public awareness with the publication of an article on alternative routes to fusion in the New York Times. While the article emphasized sonofusion—attempting to produce fusion reactions in bubbles in liquid— it also described other fusion alternatives, including four paragraphs on Focus Fusion.
The Space Show
Dr. David Livingston, host of The Space Show, interviewed Eric Lerner on March 12, July 28, and Aug. 3, 2006, along with updates in 2010 and '11. They discussed astronomy, cosmology, and how these subjects tie in with Focus Fusion.
LPP lead scientist authored an illuminating editorial in 2002.