Nuclear Fusion closer to becoming a reality?

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Nuclear Fusion closer to becoming a reality?

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Scientists in California said on Wednesday night that they have for the first time managed to release more energy from their nuclear fusion experiment than they put into it, which marks a critical threshold in eventually achieving the goal of a self-sustaining nuclear-fusion reaction.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 24237.html
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It would be really, really great if we could figure this out before we ruin everything.
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Pffft, figure out consciousness and then we'll talk.
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i think this is what keeps stark tower operating
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It all seems to good to be true. Some big corporation will come in and [expletive] it all up before we ever get to the point of "free energy" or whatever the pipe dream is. Back when they were building nuclear reactors it was said they would make energy so cheap it would be free. ha.
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go birds wrote:
Scientists in California said on Wednesday night that they have for the first time managed to release more energy from their nuclear fusion experiment than they put into it, which marks a critical threshold in eventually achieving the goal of a self-sustaining nuclear-fusion reaction.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien ... 24237.html
Doesn't that violate some law of thermodynamics?

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If nothing else, they figured out time travel. It's only 1pm on Wednesday afternoon in California right now.

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trill wrote:It would be really, really great if we could figure this out before we ruin everything.
It would be better if we didn't use the hope of some energy breakthrough to avoid doing what we can with existing technology, which is a whole lot.
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Arthur Dent wrote:
trill wrote:It would be really, really great if we could figure this out before we ruin everything.
It would be better if we didn't use the hope of some energy breakthrough to avoid doing what we can with existing technology, which is a whole lot.
AD, I keep meaning to ask you, is your avatar pic from a work of Dan Flavin and/or Donald Judd?
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heyzeus wrote:AD, I keep meaning to ask you, is your avatar pic from a work of Dan Flavin and/or Donald Judd?
I'm not that cool. It's Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, a photo of the Earth taken by Voyager 1 from beyond the orbit of Pluto.
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