Britain's Sputnik

Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea.

Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik.

Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.

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20080116

Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea.

Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik.

Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.

20080116

Fifty years ago British scientists unveiled ZETA, a nuclear experiment that promised to deliver a limitless supply of energy from the sea.

Coming three months after Russia launched the space race, the news was hailed as Britain's Sputnik.

Roland Pease, whose father was involved with the project, recalls the work of the scientists and today's continuing efforts to fulfil the promise.