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Offline Cire

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California Death Ray
« on: April 28, 2010, 02:21:09 PM »


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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 03:56:19 PM »
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/science/04/28/laser.fusion.nif/index.html


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If all goes well, the resulting reaction will be hotter than the center of the sun (more than 100 million degrees Celsius) and will exert more pressure than 100 billion atmospheres.

Wonder what this heat/pressure increase will do inside a "non descript office building"? 

I would think it would F things up pretty bad. 

That said, it sounds pretty freaking cool.

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 09:41:40 PM »
Back when Oppenheimer & Co. were building the bomb, some theorized that a nuclear reaction would go out of control or destroy the atmosphere or some such.  Obviously they were wrong.  At some point those worried scientists will be right, and it will only take once.  :runaway:

How exactly will they put that thing out?  Fire extinguisher? 

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 10:51:54 PM »
wouldn't you like to know

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 11:00:10 PM »
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The star being cooked up in Livermore this summer is expected to die 200 trillionths of a second after it's ignited, Van Wonterghem said.
And it will measure only 5 microns across, which is several times smaller than the width of a human hair.

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 12:31:45 AM »
what if it defeated matter, and created something that..................................... does not exist??? its all over... nothing  :eek:

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 10:08:13 AM »
what if it defeated matter, and created something that..................................... does not exist??? its all over... nothing  :eek:

Is that like Pasta and anti-pasta?

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Re: California Death Ray
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 10:47:40 AM »
what if it defeated matter, and created something that..................................... does not exist??? its all over... nothing  :eek:

Is that like Pasta and anti-pasta?

its like whoa 

Seriously though, I think the darkest secret of physicists (broad) is to completely defeat science....  :runaway: