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Old 07-16-2020, 11:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Its power generator is tapping into hydrogen-boron instead of the standard deuterium-tritium fuel. Hydrogen-boron doesn’t generate any radioactive waste, and taps into an unlimited supply of fuel. It also offers the possibility of direct conversion of fusion energy into electricity.
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Its hydrogen-boron fusion power plants would offer a small unit size, low investment cost, low fuel cost, and a high level of safety. Estimates predict that the DPF technology could reduce the cost of producing electricity by 10 times or more compared to existing conventional and alternative energy technology.
OilPrice.com: Small Lab Makes Big Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Tech.
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Aren't flying cars perpetually x years away? Is there anything else?
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Everything. The one I'm most interested in is the fantastic materials carbon nanotube are supposed to deliver. A cure for Covid?

I'd settle for a cure for the common cold. That reminds me, all our problems are supposed to be solved with CRISPR.
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Aren't flying cars perpetually x years away? Is there anything else?
The meaning of 'ultimate' has been perpetually re-defined by BMW each year.
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Carbon nanotubes will reverse hair loss, cure cancer, shrink your gut, improve eyesight, iron wrinkles, and boost testosterone!
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Carbon nanotubes will reverse hair loss, cure cancer, shrink your gut, improve eyesight, iron wrinkles, and boost testosterone!
They'll keep beer colder too!
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Normally lithium is used to make hydrogen for nuclear fusion. It doesn't leave any radio active byproducts.
The US has plenty of heavy water so we got enough deuterium to last a while if we had nuclear fusion.
But a better use of heavy water is breading fissile fuel from depleted uranium or thorium or just using natural uranium, depleted uranium or thorium as reactor fuel.
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The one I'm most interested in is the fantastic materials carbon nanotube are supposed to deliver.
You reminded me to check https://phys.org/nanotech-news/
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  • Skyrmions created in a centrosymmetric material lacking geometrical frustration
    A restriction on the kind of materials that can host nanoscale magnetic whirlpools known as skyrmions has been lifted by experimentalists at RIKEN. This will significantly expand the range of the materials skyrmions can be ...
  • How to teach gold to tell left from right
    Nanometer-sized gold particles consisting of only a few atoms can be used as catalysts for important chemical reactions. Noelia Barrabés from the Institute of Materials Chemistry at TU Wien has been researching new methods ...
  • Nano-polycatenane synthesis achieved with molecular self-assembly
    An international research group led by Chiba University Professor Shiki Yagai has for the first time developed self-assembled polycatenanes, structures comprised of mechanically interlocked small molecule rings. The research ...
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