Cheap Tabletop Fusion Reactor

xander | 11:53 AM
Purdue scientists have produced a cheap tabletop fusion reactor, that extracts fuel from seawater and uses sound waves to ignite the reaction.
For the same unit mass of fuel, a fusion power plant would produce 10 times more energy than a fission reactor, and because deuterium is contained in seawater, a fusion reactor's fuel supply would be virtually infinite. A cubic kilometer of seawater would contain enough heavy hydrogen to provide a thousand years' worth of power for the United States.

Tabletop fusion: check. Now, where's my skycar?

[ Link via Purdue University ]


My dad used to know this guy who would take his helicopter into work every day instead of driving. He was working out of state, and the university, CSULA, had a heliport on top of one of the buildings.

Posted by: nym at April 14, 2006 12:20 PM

Hmm, wonder if I could get my company to shell out for an ultralight and some rooftop space rental...
Goodbye rush hour ;)

Posted by: xander at April 14, 2006 12:30 PM

this is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonoluminesence ?

Posted by: tetsuharu at April 19, 2006 12:40 PM
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