Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bussard Presents Another Fusion Device

Via Slashdot, Robert Bussard gives a talk about his latest fusion device. He claims to have solved the Bremsstrahlung radiation problem by segregating electrons in a well of some sort while the ions react without them. Supposedly, he was successful in getting "several orders of magnitude" more fusion out of his device than previous inertial confinement fusion devices of its kind (i.e., the Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor. He's looking for $200 million in funding to build a larger device, of which the first $2-5M will be used to rebuild the machine damaged during the last test run.