I just read an amazing article on a possible fusion reactor that could actually solve many energy problems. This article was brought to my attention by Ranulf on one of the 1000 Planets mailing lists. This article is located at DefenseNews.com. Following is the actual article.
Why the U.S. Isnâ€™t Funding A Promising Energy Technology
By William Matthews
“On Nov. 11, 2005, the day his small fusion reactor exploded in a shower of sparks and metal fragments, even physicist Robert Bussard didnâ€™t know what he had achieved.” (digg this story)
Take note of the video that is referenced at the end of the article of a presentation that Bussard gave at Google
Should Google Go Nuclear? Clean, cheap, nuclear power
I welcome any comments as this topic is extremely fascinating to me.
On a somewhat related topic, here is an article from Popular Science about the gasification of waste to produce energy in a highly efficient process.
The Prophet of Garbage
“Joseph Longo’s Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill”