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2013-10-08 07:48:41.596387+00 by meuon 2 comments

Fusion breaks even - but what happens when "magnetic containment" is lost? We can't eject the warp core into space. Awesome event for science. Just wary.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-08 17:29:33.197323+00 by: dexev

For a particular and limited definition of 'breaks even'.

The fuel released more energy than it absorbed from the lasers. Less energy than the lasers produced, less still than the lasers used, and even less still than the facility used just during the test. And so on...

But a milestone, certainly.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-10-08 19:18:09.501419+00 by: Dan Lyke

As I noted: "Fusion is about eight minutes away and will remain so for another billion years."