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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Can I get one of these for my Delorean?
originally posted by: punkinworks10
One thing I'd like to add, is the significance of the press release from THE SKUNK WORKS.
They don't talk about what they do, so for them to make a statement about what they are doing is a clue as to just how important it really is.
originally posted by: chuck258
I may have mis-interpereted what he said, but I had never thought of that. I always wondered exactly HOW fusion would create power, by which method, but if I understand this guy right, you can use the fusion/plasma itself to drive a sort of gas (or plasma?) turbine? Quite innovative. Let us hope this can happen before his projected timelines.
originally posted by: ArcAngel
This is both fascinating and incredible! I was reading about this and thinking that the greatest source of H3 is on the moon. Bombarded billions of years with cosmic rays. Incredible power density.
And then I remembered the great work Zorgon did (old timers on ATS will remember him) about the US space force. Run by the air force. He had done also some research on patents for Lunar mining.
And then I thought it was odd that an aircraft company develops a fusion reactor? Why I thought. Why?
So I thought a little more and remembered that the X37B had returned from a long, long mission in space. So what does this have to do with Lockheed Martin who had the fusion break through? After all, Boeing made the X-37B. And then I researched that and I came to find out that the X-37B was a JOINT development with Lockheed Martin.
So, here's a thought. The X-37B went to the moon, picked up some H3 for fusion fuel, returned to earth with a full payload (that could power the USA for 6 months). Lockheed Martin confirms the mission was a success and coincidently (not) makes a press release about nuclear fusion.
So why, why would Lockheed Martin develop a fusion reactor? What's really behind the curtain?
originally posted by: Thorneblood
a reply to: ForteanOrg
Russia doesn't have what i would call a booming economy,
Russian economy is the sixth largest in the world by PPP. Between 2000 and 2012, Russia's energy exports fuelled a rapid growth in living standards, with real disposable income rising by 160%. In dollar-denominated terms this amounted to more than sevenfold increase in disposable incomes since 2000. However, these gains have been distributed unevenly as 110 wealthiest individuals were found to own 35% of all financial assets held by Russian households. Since 2008 Moscow has been repeatedly named the "billionaire capital of the world" by Forbes.
According to the IMF, the Russian economy was already in recession from early 2014 mainly as a result of the 2014 Crimean crisis and the subsequent capital flight. But this turned out to be false and the IMF revised it's rhetoric to close to being in recession and a forecast of 0.2% growth in 2014 and 1.0% through 2015.