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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Sadly the right will oppose it just like they do solar, wind, hydro, thermal...
    I don't think either left or right will oppose it if it is reliable, and cost efficient....Like I said, I am about as conservative as you get rationally, and I say try it all...Monte's solar powered home is interesting, and I would love to see it in operation, if I actually knew him that is....But if the government is going to force us anyway, we might as well find and try everything that works.
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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    This whole thing reminds me of all the
    cure for cancer on the horizon" news that I have been seeing for 40 years. I wouldn't get too excited.

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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    Now that we have a technology to store unlimited amounts of energy in a
    Stable form, we do not actually have an energy crisis.
    We need to build lots of solar homes, but now with a method of storage,
    all the excess power can be stored and used when needed.
    (our natural gas grid, and fuel supply infrastructure can hold and enormous amount of supply)
    And it can be carbon neutral.
    Fueling the Fleet, Navy Looks to the Seas - U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
    On the plus side, the infrastructure is already in place for distribution.

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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    This whole thing reminds me of all the
    cure for cancer on the horizon" news that I have been seeing for 40 years. I wouldn't get too excited.
    Even if they achieved ignition tomorrow we would be years away from commercially available fusion power, nevertheless it is exciting news and these are necessary hurdles we need to clear to get to where we want to go. As for cancer we've been making huge progress on that front so buck up!

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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Even if they achieved ignition tomorrow we would be years away from commercially available fusion power, nevertheless it is exciting news and these are necessary hurdles we need to clear to get to where we want to go. As for cancer we've been making huge progress on that front so buck up!

    Looks like someone needs to revisit this whole Laws of thermodynamics thingy.


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    Re: The lasers fuelling hopes of unlimited, clean nuclear energy

    About time; we need to be able to de-salinate ocean water and transport to any State of the Union, with better aqueducts and roads.

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