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Started by Asmodean, December 13, 2022, 11:32:36 AM
QuoteScientists with the U.S. Department of Energy will announce a breakthrough in nuclear fusion later today.The achievement came at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), a $3.5 billion laser complex at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. For more than a decade, NIF has struggled to meet its stated goal of producing a fusion reaction that generates more energy than it consumes.
QuoteThe announcement expected on Tuesday has the scientific community abuzz as nuclear fusion is considered by some to be the energy of the future, particularly as it produces no greenhouse gases, leaves little waste, and has no risk of nuclear accidents.It also has the potential to one day accelerate the planet's shift from fossil fuels, which are the major contributors to climate change, but has long struggled with daunting challenges.Here is a look at what nuclear fusion is and some of the difficulties in turning it into the cheap, carbon-free energy source that scientists believe it can be:
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Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on December 13, 2022, 10:58:39 PMIt is good news. Maybe, just maybe, we can find a solution to all the crap we are spewing into the atmosphere. Hopefully in time to avoid killing the earth.
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