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Can scientist find the right shape for a fusion energy device?

Interesting. Will this happen?
HOLY GRAIL
Physicists around the world are on a mad dash to build a nuclear fusion machine that can replicate the Sun’s atom-fusing process and provide everyone with a low-cost, sustainable energy resource—effectively ending our dependence on fossil fuels.

Replicating how the sun and stars create energy through fusion is essentially like putting “a star in a jar,” although there is no “jar” in existence that is not only capable of containing superhot plasma, but also low-cost enough that it can be built around the world—although it’s not for lack of trying.

In fact, physicists are working on a new kind of nuclear fusion device that could be the most commercially viable design yet.

In a new paper published in Nuclear Fusion, physicists working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) assert that a model for such fusion device “already exists in experimental form – the compact spherical tokamaks at PPPL and Culham, England.”
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https://futurism.com/unlimited-energy-physicists-assert-we-already-have-a-viable-model-of-a-fusion-device/

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Kravenhead
I'm sure it will happen.
There have been significant advancements in this technology in recent years, and it's accelerating.
I would like to know more about risk factors, if any, when they come up with a design that they plan to put into wide use.
All these new energy technologies represent our finally stepping away from the campfire, because we found a better way. It's really a pretty big step. About the equivalent of going from the Stone Age to metallurgy.
Burning things for energy is about as technologically primitive as you can get.

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Kravenhead
212 day(s) ago
Yup... And we will.

philosopher
212 day(s) ago
We should find ways that do not pollute or harm health.

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