[permaculture] Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap...
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lbsaltzman at aol.com
Mon Mar 3 15:00:27 EST 2008
My issue with this is there is nothing any of us can do about it. Maybe it works, and maybe Bussard went off the deep end. Bussard was certainly a serious scientist, but that doesn't mean he was right. Few on this list are qualified to even evaluate the physics and engineering involved. Therefore I say stick to what you can solve using Permaculture design principles, and that ain't problems in applied physics for most of us.
My guess is that there is no miracle technology that is going to save us.
From: trevor william johnson <john2116 at msu.edu>
To: permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:24 am
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap...
I listened to dr. bussards talk and unless you have a background in
hysics and nuclear chemistry it is incomprehensible. From what i
nderstood the abstract below is right on with its description. This
rocess, although made of super high technology does not produce any
adioactive waste and cycles its waste products back into the energy
roducing system. One of the last questions in the Q&A section was
nteresting. It was asked how long until we see this in action.
ussards response was possibly never because of the paradigm
aralysis tat pervades government labs.
Does anyone else have comment on this? I think this is very
On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:45 PM, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap...
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. «
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.
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