- China is building a machine capable of generating temperatures of 100 million Celsius
- Obviously a nuclear fusion reactor, the fuel is planned to be deuterium, harvested from sea water (seriously)
- A single kg of deuterium (sounds like a Star Trek thing) can yield the same amount of energy as 300 litres of petrolium (but only at these high temps)
- If we don't do stuff like this soon, we're all buggered as it's estimated that there's only 100 years of fossil fuels left.
- The 1st photo on that link was taken through a quartz window. Why quartz? It can handle high temps (600 degrees Celsius for example)
Invention of a facility that can withstand the temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius and control deuterium and atomic fusion to ensure steady and continuous energy output is equal to invention of an artificial sun, which can provide infinite and clean energy like the sun, as sea water is virtually inexhaustible.Sea water's not at all "inexhaustible". Nor is the sun. Granted, there's a lot of it, and the sun should burn for a few million more years (maybe?) but sea water's part of the transpiration process and it relies on everything else on the planet. Still destroying the rainforests? Where do they think the water evaporates from in the process? No plants, no open stomata, no rain, we're buggered. But, I digress. This is a start. Still relies on a non-renewable energy source though boys. Keep looking... (energy sifting holds hopes for me)