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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Here's a topic for discussion.

The Polywell Fusion Reactor.

In this surge of earmarks, why can't Bussard catch the cash to at least see if a dodecahedron will work significantly better than a cubic configuration. The man needs about 10 million for that.

Seems cheap at the price to confirm the idea and improve the base design.

A great many people seem to be interested in reducing our consumption of energy and increasing the domestically supplied fraction of the energy used*. They seem not to realize the fight for the future is to drastically increase the per capita horsepower we have available, or we're stuck on this planet and will go extinct with it.

I want the Arthur C Clarke quote:

"If man survives for as long as the least successful of the dinosaurs—those creatures whom we often deride as nature's failures—then we may be certain of this: For all but a vanishingly brief instant near the dawn of history, the word 'ship' will mean—'spaceship.'"
To be true. Faster please.

*If Instapundit's views mimic a great many people's and I suspect his do.

2 Comments:

Blogger Neil said...

Lots more info here about Dr. Bussard and his Fusion reactor development.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger TomDPerkins said...

Thanks for the link.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp

Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:21:00 PM  

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