It’s not quite Mr. Fusion, but this sounds pretty cool:
It’s a nuclear reactor that can fit in a rail car. Non-greenhouse-gas emitting, and — according to Hyperion — free from any danger of meltdown, or other nasty radiation incident.
One of the initial applications proposed for the generator is to power the recovery of oil from shale fields. So maybe we’ll use an alternative energy source to acquire an alternative energy source! Sounds like a good idea.