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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2017
     
    Teller was crazy. Very expensively so.
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    Notwithstanding that opinion, vastly smarter than anyone here I'll bet.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2017
     
    Talk for yourself.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2017
     
    I've got more feet, though.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2017
     
    He was also boring as hell in person.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2017
     
    Posted By: AngusI've got more feet, though.
    More than two? :)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2017
     
    No.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 28th 2017
     
    A step closer to LIMITLESS energy: UK's latest nuclear fusion reactor could supply the grid with clean power by 2030

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4455248/Nuclear-fusion-reactor-switches-supply-power-2030.html
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    Let me introduce you to my friend Schwinger
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2017
     
    Fresh SooN!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    Lockheed compact fusion reactor design about 100 times larger than first plans.

    http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/05/lockheed-compact-fusion-reactor-design-about-100-times-larger-than-first-plans.html
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    2000 tons? Doesn't sound very "compact" to me.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    Consider the competition
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    fusionwang
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    Sure, but I shudder to think what "really big" means to these guys, if "compact" means a 2000 ton niblet.
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    The article notes that it comes down to 200 tons with stronger magnets.

    I can't say how FocusFusion compares. In its final form, fingers crossed, it's spherical and a metre or two in diameter.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    Posted By: AsterixSure, but I shudder to think what "really big" means to these guys, if "compact" means a 2000 ton niblet.


    Really big is slightly larger than Jupiter, where stellar fusion processes can begin to take over and it all gets easier. We suppose.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanThe article notes that it comes down to 200 tons with stronger magnets.


    So they've got a 200 ton model? Or is this purely speculative?

    Pardon my skepticism, but the fusion people have been very adept at building castles in the air lo, these last 50 years. They just haven't been equally adept at living in them.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2017
     
    Amen to that. I once took one of my heavy-laser colleagues to task about the futility of inertial confinement. It was a bit like I'd farted in the confessional
    . Just Not Done.
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    Upon what premise did you base your critique?