[permaculture] Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap...

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Sun Mar 2 21:45:45 EST 2008


Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1996321846673788606
Google Tech Talks November 9, 2006

ABSTRACT This is not your father's fusion reactor! Forget everything you know about conventional thinking on nuclear 
fusion: high-temperature plasmas, steam turbines, neutron radiation and even nuclear waste are a thing of the past. 
Goodbye thermonuclear fusion; hello inertial electrostatic confinement fusion (IEC), an old idea that's been made new. 
While the international community debates the fate of the politically-turmoiled $12 billion ITER (an experimental 
thermonuclear reactor), simple IEC reactors are being built as high-school science fair projects.

Dr. Robert Bussard, former Asst. Director of the Atomic Energy Commission and founder of Energy Matter Conversion 
Corporation (EMC2), has spent 17 years perfecting IEC, a fusion process that converts hydrogen and boron directly into 
electricity producing helium as the only waste product. Most of this work was funded by the Department of Defense, the 
details of which have been under seal... until now.

Dr. Bussard will discuss his recent results and details of this potentially world-altering technology, whose conception 
dates back as far as 1924, and even includes a reactor design by Philo T. Farnsworth (inventor of the scanning television).

Can a 100 MW fusion reactor be built for less than Google's annual electricity bill? Come see what's possible when you 
think outside the thermonuclear box and ignore the herd.  «



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this gentleman sounds a little like Buckminster Fuller and with similar ambition and vision
watch this video all the way through, it will be worth it
many topics are covered related to alternative energy sources from fusion to anhydrous alcohol
to benefit all countries and all levels of societies in thos countries

Toby & Hugh: Watch this and give us your review.



Cheers,

LL





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