Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gotta love Fusion

This looks promising (check comments).


They are over halfway through this funded (about $8 million) project. This part is just one step towards commercial fusion and if successful could justify a $200 million follow up to develop a full commercial scale system.

As one commenter notes:

In earlier statements it was explained that WB-8 was only going to be produced if WB7/7.1 were successful -- i.e. validated WB-6 results. I think we can assume that happened. WB-8 is to determine scaling. This means a lot of testing to provide a lot of conclusive data for peer review. The fact that the research is ongoing, means they've hit no serious snags - the contract would end if they did. This is a very very positive report, do not listen to the naysayers.

3 comments:

Teknocrat said...

Excellent

Xanares said...

Exciting stuff. Really hope it goes somewhere this time.

Graeme said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell

A little depth.