Category Archive: Fusion

Mar 10 2015

Who will be right, Lockheed Martin or MIT?

Lockheed Martin Eyes Portable Fusion Engines Within Decade. They plan on using deuterium-tritium fusion because both occur naturally in water. Here’s the MIT take: Ian H. Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the project “has no chance in working,” Lockheed Martin’s research leading up to the project …

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Oct 17 2014

Great overview of the 5 leading Fusion projects

Thanks to this HobbySpace article here. The 5 projects detailed are: U of Washington’s Dynomak Helion Power EMC2 Polywell Fusion Lockheed-Martin Compact Fusion Sandia High-Z Of these, I have a keen eye on Helion and LM’s efforts. Could it be that we’re really for sure within 15 years of commercial fusion power? Maybe so…

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Oct 10 2014

Is Cold Fusion really real?

Report on an extended study of Rossi LENR reactor confirms high energy output. Without any optimization with regard to input power, the reactor produced between 3.2 and 3.6 times the input power, and a total energy of 1.5 MWh from about 1 gram of fuel. The reactor was switched off according to plan, with no …

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Aug 13 2014

Around these parts, we call it “HeThree”

Helion Energy uses He3 for magneto-inertial fusion process. They’re saying they will have a commercially viable fusion generator by 2020?!? Better add Helion Energy to my stock portfolio… Here’s how it works…pretty ingenious if it does in fact produce positive energy: A gazillion extra bonus points plus a high five personally from me if you …

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