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Russians to build superlaser facility in the next decade

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posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:20 AM
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Russian superlaser to be as good as H-bomb


Russia has launched a $1.5 billion project to create a high-energy superlaser site which designers pledge will be the best in the world. Capable of igniting nuclear fusion, the facility will be used both for thermonuclear weapon and civil purposes.
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The site will have the size of a 360-meter long 10-story building and be built near the Sarov technology park in Nizhny Novgorod region in central Russia, said the institute’s head of research, Radiy Ilkaev, who said it will be a dual-purpose device.
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Ilkaev says the future Russian facility will be able to deliver 2.8 megajoules of energy to its target, as compared to energy levels of about 2 megajoules for the American and French lasers.

“We are making our device later than they did, because such projects are costly, but ours will be the best in the world,” the scientist promised.


Looks very promising. As the article states in the end, none of these laser-nuclear fusion test facilities have been able to produce more energy from the process than what was put into it. Breaking that barrier leads to nuclear fusion energy, which will probably be the best solution for any fuel-based energy producing facility.




posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:36 AM
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the cold wars finished. Time for another energy weapon type cold war.


can't wait to see what happens when they finish the building.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 04:54 AM
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But when this ignition milestone is reached, the result could be a source of clean power with fuel reserves lasting for centuries to come. Unlike uranium, which is used in present-day nuclear power plants, deuterium and tritium, which are rare variations of hydrogen, are abundant in the oceans.



“On the one hand, there is the defense component, because high energy density plasma physics can be productively studied on such devices. It’s necessary for developing thermonuclear weapons. On the other hand, there is the power industry component. The world’s leading physicists believe that laser nuclear fusion can be useful for future energetics,” the scientist said.


Of course. It always starts as a weapon and then it gets handed to the lower level criminals (power industry). When they have finished their mini H bomb blast test, they will hand out a less efficient way to do it for public. Betrayors of humanitys they are.



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by GlueEater
the cold wars finished. Time for another energy weapon type cold war.


can't wait to see what happens when they finish the building.


Yep, let the laser cold war begin


Here is the European Union's toy, I posted this one on an unrealated thread
Its the Extreme Light Infrastructure project. It's so powerful they plan to burn a small hole in
space/time and see whats on the other side. They are also saying they may find evidence
of other dimensions.
www.extreme-light-infrastructure.eu



and yes it looks like one of these



I think europe is winning so far on the coolness factor alone



posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:14 AM
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