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Gee, I came to this thread expecting a Dyson sphere or something...
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Cool, can't wait to burn myself alive

NO but seriously, that would be awesome if they could find a way. Give it 20-30 years
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To bad battery technology is only good for 100 miles

Battery tech is purposely being stunted. There's more money in shitty batteries (and safer). Just for the same reason this fusion isn't so publicly pushed in the U.S. There's more money in fossil fuels, and something the U.S. happens to have a lot of in their control. Cheers capitalism.
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Shenseiken wrote:


KevHunt wrote:
To bad battery technology is only good for 100 miles

Battery tech is purposely being stunted. There's more money in shitty batteries (and safer). Just for the same reason this fusion isn't so publicly pushed in the U.S. There's more money in fossil fuels, and something the U.S. happens to have a lot of in their control. Cheers capitalism.


The tesla model s can go 280 miles on a charge.
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cyberfaust wrote:

Gee, I came to this thread expecting a Dyson sphere or something...


Just for you


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Does that mean we don't have to work anymore?
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I'm worried about the chain reaction this fusion reactor would cause though, it is kept in a vacuum right?
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fredreload518 wrote:

I'm worried about the chain reaction this fusion reactor would cause though, it is kept in a vacuum right?


The plasma never touches the sides of the tomakak, it is contained in a magnetic field.

Fission reactors are far more likely to produce an uncontrolled reaction (meltdown). A fusion reaction would simply explode and be done. Without the magnetic bubble in place, the plasma would disperse.

Posted 2/9/16
if it is the will of steins gate
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What's keeping it at 100 seconds? Reaction stops?
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fredreload518 wrote:

What's keeping it at 100 seconds? Reaction stops?

Controlling instabilities in the plasma is exceptionally difficult with a tomakak.

Controlling those instabilities is easier with a stellerator, but the device is far more difficult to construct.

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So the apocalypse is that close, huh? Shall I just kill myself now before the Chinese government burn us all alive?
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How bad would a malfunction be?
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Wouldn't really end our reliance on oil since it's mostly used for transportation, not powering our grids. A reliable battery than can run our cars for days or weeks without needing to be charged 6 hours a day would be better in that regard.


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So the apocalypse is that close, huh? Shall I just kill myself now before the Chinese government burn us all alive?


Serrota wrote:

How bad would a malfunction be?
Nuclear Fusion reactors don't melt down, they are inherently different than the Nuclear Fission reactors we use now and are much safer than even Coal, Natural Gas, or Hydro power plants. They are just a hell of a lot more expensive and currently use more energy than they put out.

If you don't believe me, look it up.
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I absolutely don't believe it.
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