One step closer to nuclear fusion

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One step closer to nuclear fusion

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — Magnetically imploded tubes called liners, intended to help produce controlled nuclear fusion at scientific "break-even" energies or better within the next few years, have functioned successfully in preliminary tests, according to a Sandia research paper accepted for publication by Physical Review Letters (PRL).

To exceed scientific break-even is the most hotly sought-after goal of fusion research, in which the energy released by a fusion reaction is greater than the energy put into it -- an achievement that would have extraordinary energy and defense implications.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120917124210.htm


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 Nuclear Fusion is one of

 Nuclear Fusion is one of the most exciting advances in modern science. I just hope that unlimited clean, cheap energy will lead to general world benefit and not be hoarded by the corrupt and powerful elite to make money from.

 


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 Could be a good thing

 Could be a good thing though I worry about the plants being bigger, badder bombs.

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jcgadfly wrote:
Could be a good thing though I worry about the plants being bigger, badder bombs.

From what I know it should depend on the contruction. Anyway, the article doesn't mention this problem.