For decades, government scientists have toiled away trying to make nuclear fusion work. Will commercial companies sprint to the finish?

  • @Perfide
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    64 months ago

    You’re completely missing the point. Yeah, this stuff takes time, and it will continue to take time. The point is, this article saying we’re “closing in on it” is clickbait garbage that’s just as useful as the one a decade ago saying we are “closing in on it”, and a decade before that.

    • MushuChupacabra
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      34 months ago

      So you’re unimpressed with what’s been going on at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory? Where they’ve induced a fusion reaction for a net energy gain? And repeated with better results?

      Were we achieving net energy gain a decade ago? The decade before that?

      Is net energy gain the goal? If so, does repeatable demonstration of the phenomena mean that we are closing in on it, or does it mean that we are moving further away from it?