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Boffins at MIT say they have cracked some tricky problems in the design of power stations running on nuclear fusion, though they hasten to add that many more hurdles remain before fusion energy becomes a reality. "There's been a lot of progress," says Earl Marmar, head of the Alcator Project at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion …

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Population reduction...

If population reduction's the answer, then surely the easiest way to do it would be to create a GM supervirus...say, an airborne equivalent of Ebola...

But, of course, in solving one problem, you create another: What the hell do you do with all the bodies? And if the project was to be kept top secret, then evidently all those involved in the project would have to be infected, to minimise the chances of news of the project leaking...

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@BLoad

"Wickipedia says 50 years. Why the fuck you choose to use the term of 'tens of years' as opposed to the 50 year figure and then follow it up with 'only' makes you a figure fudging dumbfuck."

And your blindly trusting Yuppiepedia for checking on half-lives of waste products for a rarely studied fission reaction chain casts you as a failed troll and an internet idiot. One isotope (Zr) has a half-life of 30 years, another 27.6 (Xe), then 21.6 (Mo) and even less for the rest. Estimates are 1630 kg of waste products over 30 years of operation in a 100MWe plant. I guess you'll just have to try harder.

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