Thread: fusion in a jar

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    l'Anziano DavidP's Avatar
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    Software Developer jverkoey's Avatar
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    sounds pretty interesting, that'd be kind of cool if we could carry jars around that would give us a ton of energy. Like life-long batteries!

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    Toaster Zach L.'s Avatar
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    I remember this is Popular Science a while back (a year or two ago, I think). If I recall, it couldn't be duplicated.

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    A better version of this story, and one that is actually dated (there's a novel concept) can be found here:

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    I don't buy it. Sound waves can generate some massive heat, but that much? I think they jumped the gun on that one.
    #include <cmath>
    #include <complex>
    bool euler_flip(bool value)
        return std::pow
            std::complex<float>(0, 1) 
            * std::complex<float>(std::atan(1.0)
            *(1 << (value + 2)))
        ).real() < 0;

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    I don't know about this particular article, but there's a lot of validity to the experiments with nuclear fusion and stuff. we already have a fusion reactor called tokamak, and scientists are trying to develop engines which run off of plasma to get to mars in three months instead of six. fusion and plasma are so hot that no substance can touch it, but if magnets are used properly the heat never touches the surface of the vessel.

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