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"Our goal is to have ignition within the next couple of years," he said.
"We've done fusion at fairly high levels already. Even on Sunday night, we did the highest fusion yield that has ever been done."
Dr Moses said that a single shot from the Nif's laser - the largest in the world - released a million billion neutrons and produced for a tiny fraction of a second more power than the world was consuming.
Originally posted by SirMike
reply to post by rigel4
Dont worry, I am sure Greenpeace will be able to whip up some scare campain to stop it dead in its tracks.
edit on 9-9-2011 by SirMike because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Biigs
reply to post by SpunGCake
If history repeats andother tech upgrade: It will be a laser on some material below a water tank that boils to steam which drives some turbines that power the laser and the country.
Originally posted by SpunGCake
this stuff intrigues me to the point i have so many questions. like what happens to the energy they produce that dosent get used when they are doing these tests? how will they store unused energy if this does go to being used in energy plants or is there just going to be a purge like system? i had more questions but i forgot a few when i was typing.