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Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by danmarino, Dec 13, 2022.
For good or for evil, though?
I'm far more hopeful for Hydrogen and renewables being the path for the next few decades, if anything is going to drag the world away from petrol.
100% for good. Fusion energy would be the cleanest, safest, and most abundant energy humans have ever created.
No worry of new bombs, missles and other forms of mass destruction?
No. Nuclear bombs are created by fission...Fusion creates energy without using radioactive materials and the byproduct is helium. Which, as I'm sure you know, is inert, and therefore has no weapon capabilities.
I don't know crap, lol.
Apparently, we already have fusion bombs. Hydrogen bombs are fusion bombs.
I think most of us will be dead by the time fusion takes off.
IMO, mRNA is going to be the greatest scientific breakthrough of our lifetimes since it is actually already here.
There's a huge difference between the H Bomb and what the article is talking about. The H Bomb still needed heavy elements. Fusion to create energy that is usable uses only light elements such as deuterium and lithium.
Yes, I understand that, but I am just saying that we already have fusion bombs.
My understanding is that fusion for energy isn't really going to lead to more effective weapons of destruction due to the nature of how it works.
Good, there's a helium shortage.
I read that. I'm surprised they're still selling it for silly reasons like balloons in stores, if that's the case.
It’s not that there’s a lack of helium on Earth, it’s that the gathering and processing has been curtailed by everything from industrial accidents to the war in Ukraine. I read awhile back that the shortage was supposed to peak around the beginning of 2022, but it’s persisted until now and the foreseeable future. It’s a big deal in the medical industry because helium is used to cool MRI machines.
That sounds very similar all around to the computer chip shortage that's still ongoing.
It's often (well historically) a preferred carrier gas for gas chromatography or pad on compressed liquid cylinders, but in recent years (the past 10 or so) everyone has tried to move away if the measurement can be accomplished with hydrogen, nitrogen, or even argon.