Sun In a Bottle

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Sun In a Bottle

Postby jcoady » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:58 pm

I picked up a copy of the book "Sun In a Bottle : The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking" from my local library recently. I found it to be a good book to read about the history of nuclear fusion.

Here is the New York Times review of the book. ... .html?_r=0

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VIDEO: "Homage to the Fusioneer (1952-2012)"

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Postby mattman » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:47 pm


Ever the perfectionist, I had to fix something in the video.

This film covers 60 years of fusion research in 5 minutes.

The film is dedicated to: Bill Pickles, Edwin Kintner, Ken Fowler, John Clarke, Richard F. Post, Jay Kesner, Fred Coensgen, Marshall Rosenbluth, David Baldwin, Lawrence Lidsky, Vladimir Pastukhov, Eric Lerner, Robert Bussard, Hannes Alfvén, Robert Hirsch, David Meyerhofer, Taylor Wilson, Harold P. Furth, Lyman Spritzer, George Miley, Andrea Rossi, Martin Fleischmann, Eugene Mallove, Stanley Pons, Charlie Thompson, Philo Farnsworth, John Sethian, Rusi Taleyarkhan, Bob Cook, Wayne Knox, Albert Simon, R. J. Taylor, Gérard Mourou Edward Moses, John Lindl, Jonathan Howard, Daniel Lizarralde, Mark Suppes, Lev Artsimovich, Francis F. Chen, Peter Catto, Ricardo Betti, William Barr, DC Barns, Rick Nebel, Marsha Freeman, Hans-Otto Wüster, Martin Keilhacker, Jérôme Paméla, Francesco Romanelli, Moshe J. Lubin, Thomas Dolan, Michel Laberge, Doug Richardson, Norman Rostoker, Richard Hull, Hendrik J Monkhorst, Michl Binderbauer, Gerald L. Kulcinski, Hiroshi Azechi, Nakai Mitsuo, Shigemori Keisuke, Joseph Kilkenny, Freeman Dyson, Michael E. Mauel, Joe Khachan, Jeff Sanderson, Hew Leggit, Todd Rider, H. J. Oskam, George Bekefi, Thaddeus Orzechowski, John Deutch, David Rose, Donna Strickland, Edward Teller, John Lawson, Jim Tuck, Robert Hofstadter, Robert J. Burke, Stephen Slutz, Stanley Skupsky, Martin Schwarzschild, Andrei Sakharov, Stephen Dean, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Evgeny Velikhov, Nicholas Krall, John F. Santarius, Abbas Nikroo, Brian Cox, Melvin Gottlieb, Arthur Ruark, Arthur Snell, James Berkowitz, Harold Grad, Nicholas Christofilos, George Sawyer, Herman Postma, Tihiro Ohkawa and all who quest for fusion power.

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