28 Jul '13, 11pm

#peakoil Fusion Energy Quest Faces Boundaries of Budget, Science: A large banner hangs from the front of the s...

#peakoil Fusion Energy Quest Faces Boundaries of Budget, Science: A large banner hangs from the front of the s...

NIF isn’t the only fusion project competing for federal dollars. The United States is also investing in an international collaboration that plans to harness fusion using a completely different strategy from NIF’s. Now under construction in France, ITER , short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, will use powerful magnetic fields to compress a plasma—essentially hydrogen gas heated to such high temperatures that the electrons and protons in the hydrogen fly apart—until the protons fuse. The $20 billion project, which is scheduled to begin its first experiments in November 2020, aims to produce ten times the amount of energy needed to run it. But that 2020 deadline is likely to recede, given that President Obama’s budget would cap future United States contributions to ITER at $225 million. The budget would also cut funds for a fusion laboratory at MIT, one ...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/alternative-energy/fusion-energy-quest...

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Bubble Fusion Bubbles Up Again

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spectrum.ieee.org 30 Jul '13, 8pm

In the 2002 paper, "Evidence for Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation," Taleyarkahan and his five co-authors fired...