Category Archives: Nuclear Fusion

Elusive Fusion Power: Our Greatest Challenge? It Will Not Invent Itself

We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? — Is he in hell? That damned, elusive Pimpernel __ The Scarlet Pimpernel Controlled nuclear fusion is like the Scarlet Pimpernel: damned elusive, … Continue reading

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A World According to Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is not Afraid to Stand Out from the Crowd One of the few Silicon Valley giants to support political reformer Donald Trump, Peter Thiel risked irritating a lot of powerful and wealthy people in the establishment in order … Continue reading

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This Mini Nuclear Fusion Reactor Aims for an EROEI of 50!

Creating Abundant, Affordable, Reliable, Clean, On-Demand Energy Nuclear fusion promises an affordable, clean, abundant, and reliable energy future beyond the time horizon. While three other fusion devices roughly the same size as the ARC have been built over the past … Continue reading

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Promising New Approach to Small Scale Nuclear Fusion

The above image depicts the old-fashioned approach to laser-triggered fusion as practised by the National Ignition Facility. The newer, cleaner, more scalable and more practical approach discussed below, is apt to beat the older and more expensive approaches to real … Continue reading

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Venture Capitalists Backing Nuclear for the Post-Obama Age

As long as US President Barack Obama remains in office, the outlook for most disruptive technologies will remain poor. Obama is anti-nuclear, anti-hydrocarbon, and anti-private business, forcing most visionary entrepreneurs to look beyond the Obama age for better opportunities. Several … Continue reading

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Breakthroughs that Could Make Nuclear Fusion Sustainable

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Dr. Dennis Whyte, the Director of the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center showed that a series of scientific and engineering breakthroughs could enable fusion to become a feasible a power source faster and cheaper … Continue reading

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Cold Fusion (LENR) Refuses to Die: Will This Be Peak Oil At Last?

According to Brian Wang’s Nextbigfuture, a 1 MW LENR e-cat is producing heat in commercial quantities on a full-time production basis. Respected energy blogger Brian Westenhaus also published an article recently on LENR. A special issue of Current Science Association … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion: Still a Force to be Reckoned With

As you can see from the chart, if humans can master the forces in the atomic nucleus, they and their heirs will have as much energy as they will need into the foreseeable future. Research into the production of affordable … Continue reading

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