The engineering wizards at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology want to reduce fossil fuel use and lay the groundwork for safe nuclear fusion. The science of getting this right is tricky but, if anyone can do it, the talent at MIT can. On the left, I meet with MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center Director Dennis Whyte (center) and inventor and entrepreneur Reiner Beeuwkes of Concord. On the right, with “Wiyj Alcator C-Mod Project” Head Earl Marmar. Photos thanks to Paul Rivenberg.