Friday, 3 June 2011

Lovely Nuclear Fusion

I've been enjoying my visit to Scotland over the past few days, searching out some good wines and basking in the mild sunshine we've been having. Today we were out taking pictures of some local scenery and a nice sunset.

Here's a nice rural sort of picture you'd expect to see from the untamed wilds of Scotland:
Aaaah, smell the scents of the country and feel the breeze running wildly through your hair. And all with a lovely  ball of scorching plasma in the background.

But you might want to take a look at the full landscape first...
Mmm, healthy. It's not quite as appealing now we've added that dirty fossil fuel-burning power plant into the scenery. Still, until we can master nuclear fusion here on Earth we'll just have to make do. That power isn't going to generate itself after all.

I should make it very clear that I'm not talking about cold fusion, however - the results obtained from experiments where this has been attempted were no more significant than energy changes found in control groups (ie. equipment left at room temperature without altering the temperature of there area where the reactions are taking place). If you want a laugh here's a summary of all the straw men which can be presented on this subject - obviously your ideas can't be invalid, they must be incorrect because of "politically-motivated assassination". Some people are incapable of admitting that the evidence doesn't support them with certain things. Cold fusion is definitely one of them.

(Hot) Nuclear fusion: cleaner and more photogenic than combustion of fossil fuels. You know it makes sense.

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