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

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Re: Wishing it were true, but doubtful...

The way we're going to get fusion power is by throwing so much money at it that a rotating black hole is created, and then we put a big coil round the rotating black hole.

But yes, solar power. If the money spent so far on fusion (including fusion bombs and decontamination of the mess made in producing them) had been spent on PV or solar thermal R&D, plus infrastructure, we'd probably already be piping large amounts of electricity across the Med from Africa to Europe. PV and solar thermal are in reality almost as interesting technologically as fusion, the difference is we know for certain that they can work.

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