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Artisanal Nuclear Physics

2010-06-24 14:42:57.413481+00 by petronius 4 comments

We often talk about various building projects here, but I think we've all been beat: a homebuilt fusion reactor in Brooklyn!

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-26 15:19:08.720373+00 by: TheSHAD0W


"What if something goes wrong? There's a gas station two blocks away!"


#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-25 19:37:50.177439+00 by: petronius

I have a coffee-maker that can't be used for proliferation. When do I get the Peace prize?

I possess a copy of Popular Science from 1960 that has an article about research into fusion power. Its been 50 years, now.....

Remember Fusion is the power source of the Future, and always will be!

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-24 17:12:32.104023+00 by: meuon

Kudos. Awesome.

I'm working on a K-40 Banana powered reactor. It looks a lot like me. ;)

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-24 15:41:25.343166+00 by: Dan Lyke

"There's no CO2 pollution, there's no greenhouse gases, you can't use it for proliferation [the spread of nuclear weapons] - it has so many advantages," he said.

There's also been no demonstration that you can get any net power out of these things when they're done at scales less than fusion weapons, or engineering theory that suggests that such is even possible, but that hasn't stopped us from pouring sh—loads of money down that particular research rathole.

Kinda makes the Moeller Skycar seem like a positively sane investment...


Having harrumphed, I think this guy's project is cool, and I think seeking out private investment for it is a much smarter thing than the billions poured into Lawrence-Livermore...