Fusion, renewable energy.

Message boards : The Lounge : Fusion, renewable energy.
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
ProDigit

Send message
Joined: 8 Nov 19
Posts: 625
United States
Message 98147 - Posted: 29 Apr 2020, 11:42:55 UTC

Fusion thanks to 'ai'?
I think the writer is referring to deep learning here?

What projects are working on boinc that help solve fusion?
I know LHC is doing other projects.

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/04/27/scientists-think-well-finally-solve-nuclear-fusion-thanks-to-cutting-edge-ai/amp/
ID: 98147 · Report as offensive
Profile Dave

Send message
Joined: 28 Jun 10
Posts: 1332
United Kingdom
Message 98232 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 5:43:11 UTC - in response to Message 98147.  

Fusion thanks to 'ai'?
I think the writer is referring to deep learning here?

What projects are working on boinc that help solve fusion?
I know LHC is doing other projects.

https://thenextweb.com/neural/2020/04/27/scientists-think-well-finally-solve-nuclear-fusion-thanks-to-cutting-edge-ai/amp/


Scientists have been saying power from nuclear fusion is going to be a reality in about ten to fifteen years for the past 60 years or more!
ID: 98232 · Report as offensive
ProDigit

Send message
Joined: 8 Nov 19
Posts: 625
United States
Message 98243 - Posted: 1 May 2020, 12:08:12 UTC - in response to Message 98232.  
Last modified: 1 May 2020, 12:10:18 UTC

From the concept videos, they had it running in the 1970s.
Their main issue was that they weren't located in California, the then military intelligence state. So the government chose to grant another project the funds (we now know as nuclear power plants, using uranium).

Once they dug up the old plans of the fusion reactor,
The main issue they were having now, was because they designed to run the system using liquid salt (salt heated to 900f or something, becomes liquid) as a carrier (lubricant) instead of using steam.
Salt is highly corrosive, making the design of the plant, and the maintenance ridiculously high.

Instead, the Germans and the Chinese are building several fusion plants, which are based on lead instead of salt.

It seems to me like this might become viable in my own lifetime!
ID: 98243 · Report as offensive

Message boards : The Lounge : Fusion, renewable energy.

Copyright © 2021 University of California. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.