Nuclear reactors, whilst a great invention and working well in many countries, have a major downside, they produce disastrous nuclear waste which is becoming more and more problematic to dispose of. The USA in particular has aging nuclear reactors, many suffering from poor maintenance, are in fact leaking (altho this is not being disclosed to the public) with many operating way beyond their expected/natural lifetimes.
This latest invention may be the savior. Perhaps. If it can really be developed and put into action. We have been down this path before. An invention comes to the fore, but when further developed turns out to not be so great after all. We can but hope.
A startup energy company based out of Washington state says it has come up with the answer.
AGNI Energy, headed by 25-year-old Demitri Hopkins, is calling it “a paradigm shift in power” – the company came up with what supposedly achieves nuclear fusion far more efficiently than any previous iterations. Mimicking the activity of the sun, which is the universe’s most prominent natural fusion reactor (altho that is now being questioned as to whether the Sun is truly a reactor or simply a comet with a tail traveling through space and heating up, which Earth simply hanging on in its tail), the new technology represents a major breakthrough that could forever change the way we all obtain energy.
The concept has been around for a long time, but nobody has been able to develop a workable fusion reactor to make it happen – until now. AGNI says that, for the first time ever, it is possible to produce a positive energy balance from fusion reactions, meaning more energy can be captured from the reaction than is required to initiate the reaction.
If a success, the technology would render practically all other forms of energy production obsolete. But the question remains: Is it for real ? After all, many others have made similar claims about nuclear fusion “breakthroughs” in the past, only to have them fizzle out in the end.
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