Too bad fusion is still a pipe dream, though. In theory, it ought to work in practice, but in practice...
Something will happen in Fusion I believe, soon.
There exists a commercial device called the "Fusor" that produces neutrons by colliding deuterium atoms in high vacuum in intense electric fields. They call it "Electrostatic Confinement". The tabletop device device can produce a neutron stream that'll make medical isotopes, this without a fission reactor. Chrysler used to manufacture them under name "FusorStar". It's a pretty safe bet that tabletop fusion has been around since the 1960's. Nobody's yet got practical work out of it, as with Hero's steam engine.
http://rhull.home.infionline.net/highenergy002.htm is a basement fusion enthusiast's site,
and here's a MSNBC story on experiments at UCLA: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7654627/
Where's Thomas Edison when we need him?