A long-shot project for fusion power: the Polywell

Here is an update on that long-shot path to fusion:  the polywell. The polywell is the last work of that giant in the world of physics, Robert W. Bussard (who passed over in October 2007).  Excerpt from the Wikipedia entry: The Polywell is a plasma confinement concept that combines elements of inertial electrostatic confinement and magnetic confinement fusion, … Continue reading A long-shot project for fusion power: the Polywell

Fusion energy, too risky a bet for America (we prefer to rely on war)

Summary:  The polywell is one of the most promising of fusion technologies.  This post describes its history and potential.  But the significant lesson from this is America's irrational policy for investing in its future.  Also, see the updates posted in the comments! The Polywell has come up in the comments several times, so perhaps deserves an … Continue reading Fusion energy, too risky a bet for America (we prefer to rely on war)