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Old January 27 2013, 12:19 PM   #16
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

Thorium fission also solves the problems of 'conventional uranium fission' (including the waste problem, use in making nuclear weapons, etc). And is doable today:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_...horium_reactor
Not that it matters, apparently.

The fusion support group should be very careful with its PR; any technical explanation of even medium complexity will fly right over the head of most.
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Old January 28 2013, 01:17 AM   #17
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

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No mention of New Jersey in the article? Besides, hopefully Polywell fusion reactors will be a dime a dozen by 2030.
South Korea has embarked on the development of a preliminary concept design for a fusion power demonstration reactor in collaboration with the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey.
Its the first paragraph
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Old January 28 2013, 02:38 AM   #18
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

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No mention of New Jersey in the article? Besides, hopefully Polywell fusion reactors will be a dime a dozen by 2030.
South Korea has embarked on the development of a preliminary concept design for a fusion power demonstration reactor in collaboration with the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey.
Its the first paragraph
Oy! Catch up ... I already busted Sojourner's stones for that days ago.

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Old January 28 2013, 02:58 AM   #19
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

And they still hurt!
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Old January 28 2013, 09:38 PM   #20
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And they still hurt!
Sorry, man. I'd offer to kiss them and make them better, but this isn't that kind of forum.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:26 PM   #21
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No mention of New Jersey in the article? Besides, hopefully Polywell fusion reactors will be a dime a dozen by 2030.
South Korea has embarked on the development of a preliminary concept design for a fusion power demonstration reactor in collaboration with the US Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in New Jersey.
Its the first paragraph
Oy! Catch up ... I already busted Sojourner's stones for that days ago.

Ha! I miss lot's of stuff, too much hit and run posting. I review some posts best I can.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:09 AM   #22
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

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Its the first paragraph
Oy! Catch up ... I already busted Sojourner's stones for that days ago.

Ha! I miss lot's of stuff, too much hit and run posting. I review some posts best I can.
I'll let you off this one time, but if you ever do it again, I'll ...

I'll ...

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Do absolutely nothing.
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Old February 2 2013, 06:18 PM   #23
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Re: The latest on fusion power, via S. Korea and New Jersey!

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The problem with fusion isn't the danger of explosion, but the fact that there is still a lot of radioactive waste created that is not easily disposed of. Once nuclear physicists solve that problem, find a way to either neutralize the radiation or make it possible to reuse the fuel more than once (again, and again, and again...)
Unless I'm completely mistaken it's the neutrons released in the fusion that account for the radioactivity concerns which on the other hand are supposed to "crack" the lithium (there's your Delta Vega "lithium cracking station") and thus create new fuel for the "re-energizing" self sustaining fusion process.

In simpler language: Have a fusion reactor without fuel breeding inner lithium mantle you get radioactivity, have one with fuel breeding inner lithium mantle you get more technical obstacles you need to overcome (i.e. "lithium pump").

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