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20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/09/2021 8:47 PM
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Re: 20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/09/2021 10:29 PM

I'm hopeful but not confident.

The people 'evaluating' the progress have a horse in the race. Things tend to look a bit rosier in that situation.

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09/09/2021 11:20 PM

Yes I've had a wait and see attitude for 20+ years now I think....there's still a long way to go even if this works....they're still in the "proving it's possible" phase, then comes the making it practical phase....

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Re: 20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/11/2021 11:58 AM

Agreed.

I have been hearing about fusion energy being the "energy of the future" since the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. Too my memory, it was either ConEd or GE who had a micro-burst fusion reactor set up to bright light and go bang for a couple hundred people at a time. 50 years on and we still haven't even reached zero sum on power in - power out.

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Re: 20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/10/2021 6:38 AM

"The team hopes ....."

That says it all.

It looks more like a clumsy pitch for new money than a stone cold report on the state of the project.

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09/10/2021 8:22 AM

That's enough to drag you off your feet by your belt buckle!

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09/10/2021 2:50 PM

Possibly useful in trapping liquid metal robots from the future....?

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09/10/2021 11:26 PM

They state that mastering fusion will stop climate change. It won't. Check out this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYhCQv5tNsQ

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09/11/2021 12:54 AM

It will if it works, enable fossil fuel free energy, and improve air quality....I don't think it has any effect on global warming though....but we haven't seen the risks associated with fusion energy production yet....and that could change everything...people keep hoping for a perfect solution, that just doesn't exist...If that were to be realized we would be ramping up nuclear power on a large scale now....

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Re: 20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/11/2021 12:20 AM

Wow, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've been preaching fusion since I graduated 50 years ago.

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Re: 20 Tesla Superconducting Magnet Reaches Goal

09/11/2021 3:51 PM

Forgetting the target of making increased power for a moment; on any device dealing with high temperatures, containment has always been the most critical part of the problem.

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