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Is fusion power really viable?

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Is fusion power really viable? Reply with quote

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BBC News - 05/03/10

2010 is a big year for nuclear fusion but experts fear that a lack of fuel could push the dream of cheap, safe, clean and limitless energy far into the future.

As fossil fuels run dry and increasingly desperate attempts are made to control carbon emissions, the seductive promise of fusion energy has attracted billions of pounds of international funding.

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The North Koreans claim to have made it work. Somehow I doubt it...lol

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8676678.stm
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what you mean by "work". The North Koreans claim to have made Communism "work" Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Re: Is fusion power really viable? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Professor Dunne expects to see a commercial fusion electricity plant being built in the 2020s whilst Professor Cowley says that the fusion future can be with us as quickly as we're willing to put our hands into our pockets.


'Bout sums it up I think.

Keep us all in jobs and we'll sort it out eventually, hopefully, in time, yes!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drat, drat and triple drat! I knew there'd be a catch.
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