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Thread: Nuclear Fusion - The Future Energy Source?

  1. #1 Nuclear Fusion - The Future Energy Source? 
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    So, this is my first topic and I wanted to make it about Nuclear Fusion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion). Simply stated, Nuclear Fusion is when a lighter nuclei is fused with a heavier nuclei, creating a single nuclei and relaeasing large amounts of energy. We have built large Fusion reactors to try and generate electricity, but with all of our attempts, we have nothing. We CAN NOT harness the energy being released from fusion! I believe that this is the future of energy. As some members have posted, I also believe that radio wave, or wireless electricity is the future as well. In tthe following year, I will be constructing a nuclear fusion reactor ( tabletop ) for study, and most importantly, The Google Science Fair! I have 1 or 2 tiny problems. I do NOT have a 30,000 volt power supply. So, if you know where I could get one, or if you could let me borrow one, I would appreciate it. The whole fusor costs about 3-5 thousand dollars to make. I would reccomend building one for educational satisfaction. It would be awesome if someone with a 5,000 dollar machine could harness electricity in usable amounts, where as 200,000,000 dollar machines can't. In the pole, say if you think Nuclear Fusion is the energy of the future. Sayounara!


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    From everything I've read it's still decades off at best and perhaps not even viable at all--so I don't think it's the "Next" big anything.

    Add about 6 zeros and you might get started.


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    The Poll does not contain the option I would vote for: nuclear fusion will be an important energy source in the future, but will likely follow much broader implementation of reneqable energy sources.

    In regard to the high voltage supply, would a kite and a long wire suffice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddell
    So, this is my first topic and I wanted to make it about Nuclear Fusion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion). Simply stated, Nuclear Fusion is when a lighter nuclei is fused with a heavier nuclei, creating a single nuclei and relaeasing large amounts of energy. We have built large Fusion reactors to try and generate electricity, but with all of our attempts, we have nothing. We CAN NOT harness the energy being released from fusion! I believe that this is the future of energy. As some members have posted, I also believe that radio wave, or wireless electricity is the future as well. In tthe following year, I will be constructing a nuclear fusion reactor ( tabletop ) for study, and most importantly, The Google Science Fair! I have 1 or 2 tiny problems. I do NOT have a 30,000 volt power supply. So, if you know where I could get one, or if you could let me borrow one, I would appreciate it. The whole fusor costs about 3-5 thousand dollars to make. I would reccomend building one for educational satisfaction. It would be awesome if someone with a 5,000 dollar machine could harness electricity in usable amounts, where as 200,000,000 dollar machines can't. In the pole, say if you think Nuclear Fusion is the energy of the future. Sayounara!
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    Thanks for the link to ebay. I will probably get it.

    As for further advancements in renewable energy, I believe that if we can learn to harness electricity from our fusion reactors, we will eventually be able to harness energy from nature's reactors. Star energy is natural, and we don't have to do anything to make the stars. If we could harness from the sun annd other stars we would be set for billions of years. Eventually we could move onto the Sci Fi Black hole harvesting. But for now, we have to stick with fision energy.

    I had another energy source idea : whirlpools. Either naturally occuring, or man made, a whirlpool spins. The spinning could be used to turn a turbine, thus generating electricity. It's just a thought, but you never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddell
    Thanks for the link to ebay. I will probably get it.
    You had better learn a bit more about physics in general and electricity in partucular first. With your current lack of expertise you will kill yourself with that power supply. Not only will you not be a millionaire by 30, you won't see 20 (or 14).
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