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Quote from: Gusington on December 14, 2022, 12:50:27 PMI don't know if I will be around to see it become a reality.
Quote from: Pete Dero on December 14, 2022, 01:17:13 PMQuote from: Gusington on December 14, 2022, 12:50:27 PMI don't know if I will be around to see it become a reality.You'll be around when they turn this in a weapon long before it is used for energy. Maybe they can call this one Little Girl.And about feeling old : I'm waiting for the next transit of Venus (11 December 2117) or the next return of Halley's Comet (28 July 2061).
Quote from: ArizonaTank on December 14, 2022, 01:52:09 PMAs far as weapons. I have only a very fundamental, layman's understanding, but isn't fusion what drives thermonuclear weapons? And if so...does that mean we already have the "fusion bomb." It would be wonderful if someone can correct me.
Quote from: Gusington on December 14, 2022, 12:50:27 PMDon't forget steam powered cars! Back around 1900 they powered cars with everything. And then Standard Oil had something to say and the rest is.........anyway this fusion announcement is literally a once in a 1000 year thing. And I lived to see it, announced, anyway. I don't know if I will be around to see it become a reality.That's what makes me feel old.
Quote from: bobarossa on December 14, 2022, 02:16:19 PMOnce they've generated more energy than needed to create it they have to figure out a way to extract that energy (heat) in a manner that doesn't melt the extractor. In other words, "so we've created a miniature sun in the building, how do extract the energy before the building catches fire?"
Quote from: Windigo on December 15, 2022, 11:38:46 AMI understand. I won't be around when the sun goes nova-kabloey and that's sad. The coolest thing possible to see (well other than my 11th grade English teacher wearing a scoop-neck shirt leaning over my desk) and I don't get to see it >:(
Quote from: Gusington on December 15, 2022, 01:55:41 PMI thought I was the only white dwarf around :/And Breezy at least you were around for the birth of the Sun 😎