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Moon Dreams of Aneutronic Fusion

Knowing What We Know Today August 8, 2017 We learned from history that a Roanoke Colony colony disappeared in 1587. The Anglo-Spanish war prevented anyone from sailing back to the colonists until 1590. If industries finally chase after the mineral riches on the moon, they will need a colony there, and sustainable plans will be required. There is a huge opportunity to advance our science and engineering by setting these large goals, but we must also remember the legacy of those who have sacrificed as explorers. Surviving in that environment should remind us of contingency plans for those distances. There should be ways to rescue pioneers or miners. Moon Pioneers need long term energy plans and a vast number of […]

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A Shift in Energy Needs to Include Fusion(Part One)

Pictures of energy technologies in the present and near future. Written by Mark Nelson. On June 13, 2017, Stanford University futurist Tony Seba gave a presentation at the Colorado Renewable Energy Society(CRES). He predicts a 13-year ramp up of solar power, autonomous electric vehicles, and large energy storage capacities, all with decreasing prices in the market. This convergence of technologies will cause a disruption in our transportation and energy systems. He presents his case in a YouTube video here. He says it will also disrupt our economic systems, just as the internet, the cell phone, and the adoption of business models have changed the speed of communication. Mr. Seba uses historical references, and a leverage of data trends, asking the […]

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