4 replies on “Fusion breakthrough?”

  1. madhack says:

    neat.
    Yeah, it’s that Bussard.

  2. Eldhrin says:

    Hmmm…
    It has a sense of ‘too good to be true’ about it, especially with its severe disparagement of the ordinary tokamak research.

    Of course, such missteps have happened before and will no doubt happen again. If this really does have the kind of potential Bussard thinks – or even half of it – there must be a private individual out there with deep enough pockets to help it get off the ground. If it works it’s like the ultimate modern contribution to the benefit of human civilisation.

    • valen1260 says:

      Re: Hmmm…

      If this really does have the kind of potential Bussard thinks – or even half of it – there must be a private individual out there with deep enough pockets to help it get off the ground.

      And twice as many deep pockets that would like to make it disappear.

    • jayrtfm says:

      Re: Hmmm…

      It has a sense of ‘too good to be true’ about it, especially with its severe disparagement of the ordinary tokamak research.

      well, is one of the people who *STARTED* the conventional fusion research program, so he has a valid platform to criticise it from.

      The google video of his talk is well worth watching, as it has some good insights on what happens in a government sponsored research program.

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