Thursday, March 05, 2015

Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp

Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp " Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works claims the ability to generate cheap energy from nuclear fusion with little waste or global warming is within its grasp."

Here they describe their Compact Fusion project. "Building on more than 60 years of fusion research, the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works approach to compact fusion is a high beta concept. This concept uses a high fraction of the magnetic field pressure, or all of its potential, so we can make our devices 10 times smaller than previous concepts. That means we can replace a device that must be housed in a large building with one that can fit on the back of a truck."

They think they can have a prototype working in 5 years, military applications in 10 and be powering the world in 20. If so, it's a completely new age for humanity.

1 comment:

Michael Shea said...

"Roads?

Where we're going we don't need ... roads ..."