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CEA President Gary Shapiro announces that Ford will be delivering the opening keynote at CES 2011.  (Source: DailyTech LLC)
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RE: Mr. Fusion
By FITCamaro on 9/22/2009 8:59:38 AM , Rating: 2
You actually want the day to come when the average person has access to anything fusion powered? If that day came I'd move out to the middle of nowhere and wait for the mushroom clouds in the distance.


RE: Mr. Fusion
By gstrickler on 9/22/2009 10:01:04 AM , Rating: 3
I'd be much more concerned about fission than fusion. Fusion reactions significantly smaller than the sun are not self sustaining. An accident with fusion might release a trivial amount of super hot plasma, but the effects would be local and the radiation leakage would be extremely low level.


RE: Mr. Fusion
By FoundationII on 9/22/2009 10:20:00 AM , Rating: 1
If people can build miniature fusion plants they can likely build H-bombs due to being relatively low-tech.


RE: Mr. Fusion
By gstrickler on 9/22/2009 10:38:45 AM , Rating: 2
Just in case you missed it, H-Bombs need a fission explosion (small A-bomb) to implode the hydrogen and provide the heat and pressure needed for fusion. In order to generate enough heat and pressure to explode, they require much more hydrogen in that reaction than is used for power generating fusion. Not saying it's impossible, but there is a big difference between a fusion chamber (e.g a tokamak) and an H-bomb. It's improbably that someone could deliberately modify a fusion chamber in a way that could turn it into a bomb of any power.


RE: Mr. Fusion
By kattanna on 9/22/2009 1:07:15 PM , Rating: 2
hush you!

how do you expect people to spread fear when your busy telling facts?!?!


RE: Mr. Fusion
By mattclary on 9/22/2009 1:08:17 PM , Rating: 2
What gstrickler said. Fission bad, fusion not so much.


RE: Mr. Fusion
By Oregonian2 on 9/22/2009 8:08:05 PM , Rating: 2
I don't see the problem. AFAIK, autos powered by devices such as a "MR Fusion" device are associated with a flux capacitor and those don't make clouds of mushroom, or any other variety.

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