September 16, 2010

Construction on the first full-scale fusion reactor has begun. Weirdly, the article does not mention what the scheduled completion date is. I think that may not be an accident, considering that fusion power has been "fifty years away" for a least the past thirty.

Posted by scott at September 16, 2010 06:39 AM

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Sadly, there just doesn't seem to be any force that can overcome the elecromagnetic force separating atoms well enough for fusion to provide a net energy gain, except gravity. And using that would take way more matter than we have available on Earth.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on September 17, 2010 12:23 AM
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