Tabletop fusion finally here

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  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    man that's awesome. crazy how ppl can think these things up. i hope they do use it as an energy source to help lower the price of oil products.
     

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    Phil,

    But can it fuse metals as well as my table top, wire feed, Tractor Supply bought MIG welder? I got priorities here man!!! LOL

    Mike
     
  4. Rainman4u2

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    Actually it's good to hear, it puts out more energy than fission.

    Ray
     
  5. badkarma

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    One day soon someone is gona work out a cheap way to strip the "H" from H2O and with tabletop fusion to engery will get cheaper if the oil companys want it or not.
     
  6. Ol Whiskers

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    Maybe they used dilithium crystals? I need more power, Scotty!
     
  7. sal_jr

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    Excellent! Great phind, Phil! Thats Phantastic!


    ....Now if we could just get Yahoo Serious out there with a guitar to diffuse the heat, we'll all be okay.
     
  8. Phil Washburn

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    that's funny sal:)
    i used to sell fireworks for years and a friend of mine liked to call my stand "phabulous phils phantastic fireworks phactory":D

    one thing we have to keep in mind here: this IS NOT cold fusion. there is a lot of promise for tabletop, but it will still be years, IMO, before the consumer sees a direct benefit, if ever.
     
  9. sal_jr

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    I've heard of laptop fusion.... but that involves superglue and a stripper at a bachelor party.

    LOL-
    (thank you... I'll be here all week!)


    chances are, tabletop fusion will work for the sake of the near term benefit using the new smaller scaled semiconductor technology on the larger semiconductors and a series of extremely large computers to test the properties of masses of atoms that they cannot currently acelerate to high enough speeds. This is sorta the goal of the superstring theorists- Getting accelerations high and accurate enough to test sub-Planck lengths and heavyweight collisions that the big systems dont have the technology to do.

    I was very intrigued by this... and though I made a silly joke out of it, I will watch it closely. I am still holding to my guns about learning quantum and string theory physics this year. Got the second book from Brian Greene for my birthday- "the Fabric of the Cosmos". I have about 50 pages left in "Elegant Universe" and though Ill have to read it once more, I am getting a rough picture of what the study has evolved from and what to expect in the next book.
     
  10. Phil Washburn

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    sal, maybe you should send the quantum books to me after you finish them - i too, enjoy learning about superstring:)