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technical hurdle cleared in fusion research

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ethan, 21 May 2006.

  1. ethan

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  2. Mic

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    \o/

    And i really do mean that. :)
     
  3. gord

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    Sounds like 1 down 3 to go though..
     
  4. TriedandTested

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    A good way to start i'd say :)

    And a picture of a Tokamak..

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    ..used to control the plasma. :cool:
     
  5. Greenlizard0

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    Fair, I thought that most of these problems had been ironed out already? That they had already started to build this plant. I guess not... :confused:
     
  6. Mic

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    Thats nuclear fission i guess :confused:
     
  7. gord

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    They dont half look friggin awesome dont they.
     
  8. philio16

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    About time too :D
     
  9. PikeyPriest

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    :eek: :eek:
     
  10. Arcade Fire

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    Dude, I think that we've already mastered nuclear fission! About fifty years ago. ;)

    Does anyone else think that the idea for controlling the plasma eddies sounds INCREDIBLY like the way fish streamline themselves? Small, random bumps on the outside of their scales which don't protrude past the boundary layer of the fluid moving past them, which prevent vortices (eddies) forming which would slow the fish down?

    Perhaps I'm taking the analogy too far...
     
  11. SiriusB

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    Plasma Fish :cool:

    Give the guys at ITER a ring - maybe they haven't considered them?

    SiriusB
     
  12. Mic

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    OMG THEY ARE GOING FOR THE CORE!! STOP THEM!! LOLZ
     
  13. ClearChaos

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    ROFL :D
     
  14. Arcade Fire

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    omgdonut!
     
  15. Caged

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    This means I'm getting a plasma rifle soon, right?
     
  16. Amp34

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    If they eventually get it working it should be excellent. Wont they be using a lot of energy extracting the hydrogen from water though? But then i suppose its like extracting and sorting out uranium?



    At least you didnt say ioned out. ;)





    Gets coat... :o
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2006
  17. Velocity219e

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    Form an orderly line behind me, oh and don't worry while I take aim with MY plasma rifle ... :D

    I wonder if it will ever be legal for americans (for example) to have ultra high tech weapons ...
     
  18. Selekt0r

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    No doubt it will be one of their constitutional rights... :rolleyes:
     
  19. leaskovski

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    Heh, where have we heard this one before then? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jono

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    What's that hot?