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Climate change: 'Magic bullet' carbon solution takes big step

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posted on Apr, 5 2019 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

Ok, if you say so. Baseline power plant (>200 MW) life expectancy is 60-80 years, you’re banking on 10 seconds that, at most, was an experimental result. The cost for those 10 seconds, only the Chinese know buy will never admit.

Lemme know when fusion power achieves lifecycle emissions even only a magnitude more than solar...there’s no such thing as a free lunch, or magic bullet or free energy.




posted on Apr, 5 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Cravens

I see you didn't understand. Those were all separate breakthroughs from different groups. The Chinese breakthrough of achieving over one hundred million degrees for 10 seconds is not connected to the Norm reactor that is already a break-even reactor regarding energy output. In fact, they are two different reactors and methods being utilized. The Copernicus reactor based on the Norman reactor being developed by a private company is set to go online this year and is expected to demonstrate an energy gain.

It may be 5 years 10 or 20 or more before commercial fusion is available. It will happen.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: Cravens
a reply to: Grimpachi

Ok, if you say so. Baseline power plant (>200 MW) life expectancy is 60-80 years, you’re banking on 10 seconds that, at most, was an experimental result. The cost for those 10 seconds, only the Chinese know buy will never admit.

Lemme know when fusion power achieves lifecycle emissions even only a magnitude more than solar...there’s no such thing as a free lunch, or magic bullet or free energy.


If fusion were so easy Jupiter would have become a star and solar system would be binary. Guess it ain't so easy after all.



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 01:29 AM
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No one said it was easy. Just the opposite and I will remind you that it has already been achieved by scientists. Keeping it stable is the problem.

Which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Scientists have been able to recreate what the sun does when Jupiter and all of its mass couldn't.
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posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: kulombi

No one said it was easy. Just the opposite and I will remind you that it has already been achieved by scientists. Keeping it stable is the problem.

Which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Scientists have been able to recreate what the sun does when Jupiter and all of its mass couldn't.


Fusion takes a lot of energy to start. That's why it only works with a big star. Even Jupiter can't do it.



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 06:27 PM
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Well, at least we agree the Jupiter can't.

And it does take a lot of energy to start a fusion reaction. You dd seem to miss the part where humanity has been able to do it as well.



posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
Well, at least we agree the Jupiter can't.

And it does take a lot of energy to start a fusion reaction. You dd seem to miss the part where humanity has been able to do it as well.



They can. They put in a lot of energy to sustain it for a few seconds. The return however is less than input.







 
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