Sunday, September 29, 2013

Anybody can be deluded.

Anybody can be deluded.  On the surface, this article is about just how close we are to achieving power-producing nuclear fusion.  If you've been reading about this stuff for a while (in my case, since the '70s), you can't help but notice a pattern: for over 40 years now, fusion power is always just around the corner.  It's the unicorn-under-the-rainbow of big science: untold billions of dollars after we started, we aren't perceptibly closer to actually achieving something useful.

Personally, I wish they were shoveling this sort of brainpower and money at something that I'll speculate is far more achievable: storage of electrical energy.  This is the solution to the “battery problem” I've posted about many times before...

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