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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin's truck-sized fusion reactor breakthrough boast

Ross K Silver badge

Re: More than the core

heat output - not mains electricity coming out that ordinary people could use.

Are you for real? The heat output of any boiler or reactor is the means of making electricity. They don't stick a blue wire and a brown wire into the reactor with a plug socket on the other end...

Dummies guide to generating electricity:

Water is heated to create steam, which drives a turbine, to which a generator is attached.

If you had looked at the graphic in the main article you could have figured that out.

The bit that says "blanket absorbs neutrons to breed fuel and transfer heat to turbines" kinda tells you what you need to know.

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