Oct 14, 2013
Curious about Laser Fusion? If you are in the Bay Area on October 15, 2013, come to an NCal OSA after dinner talk with Dr. Bedros Afeyan at Xerox Parc in Palio Alto.
Oct 11, 2013
In honor of the NIF achieving Fuel Breakeven on September 28, 2013 at 5:51 am California time.
Sep 23, 2013
A video Convering 60 years of fusion research by John Smith (“The Polywell Guy”). Beautiful work with some rare videos and pictures. The joy and agony of science.
Sep 04, 2013
Thanks to Simon Pegg for this timely PSA on the proper usage of Neutron Cream.
May 03, 2013
Excellent fusion article by John Lippert in Bloomberg Markets Magazine today.
Mar 21, 2013
For those of you who missed Fusion Day, in the sidebar you will find the four handouts distributed on inertial fusion, the magnetic fusion program, and ITER.
Oct 11, 2012
And this is how we respond.
May 11, 2012
The USS Enterprise runs on deuterium, as does the Inertial Fusion project at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which is now a setting in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” sequel.
Apr 23, 2012
The Columbus Dispatch reports on OSU’s new laser to be used in ICF research.
Mar 10, 2012
In the Interim Report-Status of the Study “An Assessment of the Prospects for Inertial Fusion Energy, the Committee on the Prospects for Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy Systems applauds IFE gains in the past year, notes challenges ahead, encourages alternative approaches.
Feb 09, 2012
This video features Ed Moses making a great case for a fusion future. Ed is the Director of NIF (The National Ignition Facility). The presentation was given for the Long Now Foundation.
Feb 09, 2012
This video explains the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and its use of lasers to achieve inertial fusion (“bring a star to earth”).
Jan 03, 2012
Few people are aware of the many conditions under which fusion can occur. Luckily, Irv Lindemuth et al have written a review of fusion to help the rest of us identify the density-temperature space where fusion gain can be achieved. The analysis offers a general understanding why there is such an extreme difference between the conventional approaches to controlled fusion, MCF (which uses a giant “magnetic cage” and ICF (which uses hundreds of laser beams pointed at a small target). It also helps us see how much of the parameter space of fusion has yet to be explored.
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