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-Homer J. Simpson

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Some Teenager can get nuclear fusion but the government can't?

So here is the story:

In 2006 Thiago Olson joined the extremely sparse ranks of amateurs worldwide who have achieved nuclear fusion with a home apparatus. In other words, he built the business end of a hydrogen bomb in his basement. The plasma "star in a jar"—shown at the left—demonstrated his success.

Are you telling me this kid (who had to take time off to play high school sports) can get some sort of fusion deal working in his basement and the government can't fund the research to make this stuff happen?

Come on.

Imagine for a second if the provincial and federal governments put 1/2 as much money into research for alternative energy as they did into conventional energy sources.

For example, imagine if the University of Regina and the Provincial Government had gotten together and made an alternative energy research center instead of a petroleum research center

Think about it - Regina would be a world leader in wind, solar or something else, instead of wasting valuable public funding on a resource that will not only run out, but is polluting the atmosphere.

That would be progressive