OT Fusion power breakthrough

mark94
Arizona
Saturday, August 13, 2022 8:35 PM
A major step has been made in developing a nuclear fusion reactor. Fusion would generate much more power than existing nuclear fission power plants. And, it’s only byproduct would be hydrogen. There are still several more complicated steps needed to develop it but, if it ever is worked out, it could provide all our energy needs forever, which would be cool. [view link]

8 comments

Don't forget about a melt down and all of the fall out.
bang69
2 years ago
Fusion reactors won't melt down. But most will still have energetic neutrons and that is a real problem. It destroys the entire facitity. [view link] Yeah, we are no where close to fusion power. Still requires tritium (3H), and this has to be made a particle accelerator, so the input energy is orders of magnitude what comes out. For those interested: [view link] SJG In My Dreams - School of Rock [view link]
san_jose_guy
2 years ago
^^^Theres a lot of hysteria with that. Check this lecture out I thought it was really interesting on nuclear energy. It was a convincing argument for sure. [view link]
Muddy
2 years ago
Fusion power has great potential for producing clean energy. The advantage of fusion is that it does not produce long-lasting radioactive waste like fission plants do.
jackslash
2 years ago
Geez, took long enough. Back in the 70’s the “nuclear energy debate” could always be counted on as a topic for high school Speech Class. And fission was the lesser known alternative every good debater would talk about
motorhead
2 years ago
Sorry - meant fusion
motorhead
2 years ago
In it's current state, even fission power is safer per kilowatt hour produced than <em>any</em> other power generation method. Including solar and wind. By at least an order of magnitude. The notion that fusion power is the only safe alternative to fission is nonsense. It's certainly saf<em>er</em>, but not enough to eschew fission power until it's viable.
georgmicrodong
2 years ago
The type of fusion you're talking about produces helium, not hydrogen. And there's one of these kind of breakthroughs every few months lately, but fusion power is likely still a long, long way off.
Dolfan
2 years ago
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