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THE WIDER VIEW: Incredible scenes inside a fusion plant

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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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THE WIDER VIEW: Incredible scenes inside a fusion plant Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...


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The Z Machine could be the answer to the world's energy shortage, a device that once sparked with a relatively small electrical input can produce 290 terawatts of power. That's equivalent to 80 times the world's total power output. Today that power can only be released in a pulse lasting 70 billionths of a second... but it's a start
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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Based at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, it is used to research thermonuclear reactions - for example, what happens at the heart of a hydrogen bomb detonation. Now it has a more productive application: finding a way to fuse heavy water atoms to create fusion power. Fusion is the Holy Grail of the power industry: cheap, clean, safe and unlimited. The downside is, with current technology, the reaction is difficult to control.



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posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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Something like this would actually make plug-in cars a worthy technology.

I have always been a fan of nuclear power. The yield is so high. I can't imagine Earth in 100 years running off of anything but Fusion or some kind of fast-breeding fission plants.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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Actually a safer and more cost efficient means of using this technology would be to develop an energy transferance system either embedded in roadways or some sort of "cloud" type energy transference tech. It would alleviate the cost and R&D nightmares of having to safely downsize a reactor for use in vehicles. Also would cut down on car chases in the states. Just cut the power to the vehicle.

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