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Finally Fusion?

Postby dazrand on Wed 12 Feb 2014 21:09

Wow, looks super promising: http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/ ... el-put-in/

Okay, less than 1 second, but still a big step. Almost makes me giddy (oh the sad life I lead) :)
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Re: Finally Fusion?

Postby Graybeard on Wed 12 Feb 2014 21:58

Good evening, dazrand,

Thank you for the link. I see that as really big news.

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Re: Finally Fusion?

Postby Cralis on Wed 12 Feb 2014 23:58

Wow. That's an incredible leap. Even if they figure out how to upscale it and produce power in bursts, they are still producing power.
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Re: Finally Fusion?

Postby Club on Thu 13 Feb 2014 11:42

We should have had thorium fission in the '60's, and would have, if a couple of numbskulls in your congress hadn't effed it up.

If the Chinese get there first, they'll have basically unlimited, next-to-free electrical power, and we can kiss the first world goodbye.
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Re: Finally Fusion?

Postby BillW on Wed 07 Dec 2016 17:59

Another step forward for fusion: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a24172/fusion-reactor-working/

Germany's W7-X reactor is still not producing more energy than it uses, but they are getting closer to making it more efficient.
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