Cornell Alum Chris Bishop Sees Progress in Fusion

Scientists may be on their way to rewarding the planet with unlimited and nonpolluting energy...

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Inside the sun, fusion reactions take place at very high temperatures and enormous gravitational pressures
Inside the sun, fusion reactions take place at very high temperatures and enormous gravitational pressures


By John Lippert, via bloomberg.com, 5/3/13

...[Chris] Bishop is a fusion evangelist. He has devoted six years to this corner of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, wielding a laser that delivers 1,000 times more energy than the U.S. electrical grid at any instant in time. If the laser can spark atoms to fuse in a self-sustaining reaction known as ignition -- the equivalent of a laboratory-scale microbomb -- scientists may be on their way to rewarding the planet with unlimited and nonpolluting energy, Bishop says.

“Fusion is a rich source of power,” he says....

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