Lockheed says it’ll make a truck-sized fusion reactor within 10 years

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:39 pm

Lockheed Martin, the US government’s largest contractor, says it has made a technological breakthrough in nuclear fusion power. The breakthrough will apparently allow Lockheed to build a 100-megawatt “compact fusion reactor” (CFR) that can fit on the back of a truck within 10 years. The reduced size — just 10 feet by 7 feet — will allow Lockheed to “design, build, and test the CFR in less than a year.” Clean, limitless power – from a compact generator, no less! – could give us airplanes that can stay in the air forever, reliable power for developing nations, fresh water through cheap desalination, and much, much more. If Lockheed really has cracked fusion power generation, then almost every aspect of modern life could be in for a revolution.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/192126-lockheed-says-itll-make-a-truck-sized-fusion-reactor-within-10-years

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:53 pm

Reference this chart before getting too excited Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:02 pm

We shall wait and see, but if they are right, say goodbye near enough to the reliance of oil/gas and that can only be a good thing.

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:04 pm

One thing you can say, some of the best technological scientific advances, always seem sadly to come through war or designed by the military.

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