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Old July 27 2012, 11:44 PM   #616
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Re: "The Dark Knight Rises" Review and Discussion Thread (spoilers)

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This is genuinely surprising news to me. Where are they?
Stunning. stunning example of "out of context". I applaud you.
When you're done applauding would you mind answering the question, because I was being completely serious. I have never heard of a man made fusion reaction, practical or otherwise.
A thermonuclear bomb (also known as a hydrogen bomb) uses a man-made fusion reaction to increase the destructive power of a fission reaction (as opposed to an atomic bomb, which uses just a fission reaction). It was developed way back in 1951 (tested for the first time in 1952).

The first man-made semistationary fusion reaction goes back to 1968.

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