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#1 Mr Alpha

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 02:38 PM

Michigan Teen Builds Nuclear Fusion Device
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:12 PM

When he's not running track and cross country at Stoney Creek High School, 17-year-old Thiago Olsen can be found tinkering with items such as high-voltage X-ray transformers, diffusion pumps, and neutron bubble dosimeters. Most of the devices were scrounged from eBay or built from scraps and pieces picked up at the local hardware store.
http://www.dailytech.com/Michigan+Teen+Bui...article6654.htm

Can you say "Neutron Activation Using an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Reactor "
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:37 PM

Isnt that dangerous?

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:51 PM

Isnt that dangerous?


Earlier this month, Michigan Department of Health officials inspected the apparatus. "They were impressed, and it checked out," Olsen said.

...of course he doesn't say they ever left afterwards....:thumbsup:

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 03:55 PM

"Neutron Activation Using an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Reactor "

Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust. I figure they're all lying about in a rust?

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:05 PM

I merged Mr Alpha's and no one's topics together. They were identical posts of the same article. Since Mr Alpha posted first, according to the time stamp, I made his the lead post. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:41 PM

Pretty... but what does it do?

If I read correctly, he crashes two Hydrogen atoms together and then he get's helium?

I can understand this part but what I don't understand is the part about the jar and the plasma and the neutron bubbles... Can someone elaborate?

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:27 PM

some lite reading :thumbsup:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inertial_confinement_fusion
http://www.sandia.gov/capabilities/pulsed-power/hedicf/
with the possibly more practical being
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_fusion_energy
http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/texts/...onfinement.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/magnetic-confinement-fusion
and loads of PDF's to make your brain hurt at :
http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/search?q=Iner...p;g=s&t=all
It would be nice to be able to not be dependent on the petro&gas&coal companys, don't ya think :trumpet: , but this still is a ways off ( possibly because of the afore mentioned three :flowers:)
I'm reasonably sure this "kid" will have more people wanting to talk to him , and if he can do it again under scrutiny we might hear more about it (or not)

Edited by no one, 28 March 2007 - 05:31 PM.

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