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Nuclear fusion power.
« on: May 30, 2022, 10:27:34 am »
I just saw this news article concerning nuclear fusion power.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2022/05/world/iter-nuclear-fusion-climate-intl-cnnphotos/

Creating nuclear fusion as a sustainable energy source here on Earth has been a holy grail for the scientific community for decades.
But can we create it? Or will it forever be out of our reach? Will it solve the world's energy problems or not?

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Nuclear fusion power.
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 04:13:35 pm »
It is possible, it has worked, and will work.
It is just a matter of time.

However, people are glossing over the nigh-energy-neutron part.
Those neutrons are indeed absorbed by the blanket material.  If you have enough of it.  And some is going to escape, and those neutrons will cause damage to living tissue too. 
What they are doing is just minimizing it.

That blanket material becomes radioactive after that happens.  It is called "activated".
Good luck with that.
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