"Net Energy Gain" - US Scientists Make Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion (or is it just "follow the science"?)

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" The FT reports, according to three people with knowledge of preliminary results from a recent experiment, US government scientists have made a breakthrough in the pursuit of limitless, zero-carbon power by achieving a net energy gain in a fusion reaction for the first time.

The federal Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, which uses a process called inertial confinement fusion that involves bombarding a tiny pellet of hydrogen plasma with the world’s biggest laser, had achieved net energy gain in a fusion experiment in the past two weeks, the people said.

Although many scientists believe fusion power stations are still decades away, the technology’s potential is hard to ignore.

Fusion reactions emit no carbon, produce no long-lived radioactive waste and a small cup of the hydrogen fuel could theoretically power a house for hundreds of years.

The fusion reaction at the US government facility produced about 2.5 megajoules of energy, which was about 120 per cent of the 2.1 megajoules of energy in the lasers, the people with knowledge of the results said, adding that the data was still being analyzed."
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/net-energy-gain-us-scientists-makes-breakthrough-nuclear-fusion

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  • Posted by 3 months ago
    Yes, it is apparently another case of disinformation from the traitors in DC.
    The total input energy to run the experiment was almost 100 TIMES the output energy
    of the experiment. Sounds a lot like the lying estimation of man-made CO2 on global

    "Lawerence Livermore director Kim Budil said that about 300 megajoules of energy
    drove the experiment as a whole. The target produced about 3.15 megajoules of
    energy from 2.05 megajoules of energy."
    But it took 300 megajoules to run the experiment. Lying scum.
    "Follow the (fake) science."
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