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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;11899773 
All it proved was that they can harness higher temperatures. It doesn't mention how much more input power it required to sustain it. I really, really want fusion to happen, but I am from the side that thinks that trillions of dollars could easily do better things for the public than 60 years of relative failures.

...and for perspective, Chrysler came out with the first fuel-cell powered auto 60 years ago...and we're still no closer to having an affordable one in our driveways.

Fusion would be great...but Nader et al would freak even more over Fusion than they did over the Cassini-Huygens RTGs.
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Originally Posted by ryboto;11899491 
where would we get hydrogen-boron from?

http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/article/35/ biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Lampen;11899882 
http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/article/35/ biggrin.gif

The diagrams in that article sort of remind of this.

1. Boron
2. Hydrogen
3. ???? (aka sustainable fusion)
4. Helium (aka profit)
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Originally Posted by Lampen;11899882 
http://focusfusion.org/index.php/site/article/35/ biggrin.gif

That answers nothing. I asked where, all that defends is the why. In the present, to generate hydrogen you either reform fossil fuels, or use electricity(which will essentially be provided by fossil fuels). So, unless they propose to use solar, wind, tidal or hydro to generate the electricity to produce hydrogen from water, they're going to rely on fossil fuels to drive fusion power.
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wait wont this lead to the birth of doctor octopus:eek:
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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson;11899773 
All it proved was that they can harness higher temperatures. It doesn't mention how much more input power it required to sustain it. I really, really want fusion to happen, but I am from the side that thinks that trillions of dollars could easily do better things for the public than 60 years of relative failures.

Some people would say the investment into stem cell research was a total waste (and i know many who do.) But I enjoy going back to them and pointing out significant advances coming from the technology today.
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Originally Posted by Licht;11900444 
Some people would say the investment into stem cell research was a total waste (and i know many who do.) But I enjoy going back to them and pointing out significant advances coming from the technology today.

See but I agree that stem cell research is a wise investment. redface.gif

I just don't agree on fusion. As I always say in these threads, "I hope I get proved wrong about it."
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post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by ryboto;11900182 
they're going to rely on fossil fuels to drive fusion power.

So? The amount of energy produced via fusion far outweighs the energy required to produce the hydrogen.
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Originally Posted by vdek;11900580 
So? The amount of energy produced via fusion far outweighs the energy required to produce the hydrogen.

How do we know that at this point?

Even with Fusion-we're STILL utterly addicted to fossil fuels for most all our means of transit, and every single thing we buy that uses plastic....which is just about everything.
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There was this awful movie on TV the other day where Keaneu Reeves worked at a lab that some Nazis or something blew up.... Something about a drunk girl and a chinese guy... I dunno, I fell asleep. But this reminds me of that....
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