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"If all goes well, the resulting reaction will be hotter than the center of the sun (more than 100 million degrees Celsius) and will exert more pressure than 100 billion atmospheres. This will smash the hydrogen isotopes together with so much force and heat that their nuclei will fuse, sending off energy and neutrons."
How does one contain something at 100 million degrees hot on Earth?
Did I read an hour from San Francisco... sucks to be you! :D
BTW... anyone catch this:
"And, in those recent years, the project has fallen a year off schedule, the GAO says, with the expected completion date for the research now at the end of 2012."
So... are light sabers far behind, then?
"How does one contain something at 100 million degrees hot on Earth?"
While it's very hot, the process can't be sustained for very long. So it will be a very small area that will get to those temps, and for not very long.
ftr things getting as hot as the sun isn't really that big of deal, it's the general public's ignorance that sells this crap as detrimental
- Sorry, your scientific degree is in what field?ETM
- there's shrimp that do it everyday, educate yourself.quack
- Shrimp are making small stars on Earth for energy research? Then check their bloody notes and stop eating them!!ETM
- shooting or snapping shrimp create temperatures in excess of 20K Celsius through cavitationquack
- Its actually closer to 4 or 5 thousand degrees celsius, and that's far from 100 million.ETM
- "It's the most fundamental energy source in nature," Van Wonterghem said.quack
- "There's no danger to the public," said Lynda Seaver, spokeswoman for the project.quack
- "The [worst possible] mishap is, it doesn't work."quack
- what else do i have to say dipshit, why the scare tactic stupidity?quack
- Scare tactics... okay. Legit question. 100 million degrees is a lot. Besides, all you have is second hand knowledge...ETM
- ...unless you want to produce that degree in a scientific field. Beyond that, I can read and retype what others say as well.ETM
- "The [worst possible] mishap is, it doesn't work." - quack
Based on own experiments and field knowledge.ETM
- Regardless quack, Stewdio, whatever name you are using, I have only been speaking tongue in cheek...ETM
- ... not sure why you are so defensive. I await your rebuttal in Scientific America.ETM
this is like the new hadron collider. Remember when people were all pumped/fearful of that.
The scariest thing that could happen is improper containment of the Neutrons this thing will release. Those bad boys can really mess you up. But they obviously know about that.
Oh... this is laser fusion.... a long-running battle between magnetic confinement tokamaks vs lasers for fusion research $$.....
pfffffffffft, only GOD can do this...
don't believe the hype
Hey, it's all good. As long as there are no Toyota engineers involved.
Wonder how much electricity that will need?
Everyone should boil a kettle at the same time, just for fun.
stop crying, this could mean sustainable energy. That's fucking crazy - and it's happening in the US. This could be the start of a new space race, right here on earth.
I'm for it. And if the world blows up, who cares really...we'd die instantaneously anyway, so no one would really lose anything at all if we all died together. awww.
I always get worried when spokespeople say "There's no danger to the public,"