Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma

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    Korean fusion reactor achieves record plasma
    The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) has announced

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    I am glad to see other countries making real progress in fusion...sadly, America won't be making any under a perry energy department.
     
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    You have zero basis for that comment except for your irrational fear of republicans and conservatives. How did obama do ya on fusion? That's what I thought
     
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    Uncle Ferd says dat's great...

    ... if ya only want 70 seconds o' power...

    ... at a time.
     
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    LOL Nothing irrational about fearing the embracement of Lysenkoism by the GOP. No, President Obama was not able to further fusion research in this nation. Had he tried, the GOP would have fought that just as they fought everything else that he tried. And now that the orange clown has his cabinet of incompetants selected, the future of science in America is in peril. Not that of the scientists, however. There are many nations that would welcome and pay well our scientists. And then we get to watch the US become a second tier nation as they go right past us on technology.

    Consider this. We are arguing about free tuition for junior college. Yet in South Korea, China, and virtually all the other first world nations, if you show talent, and work hard, you get a free ride through college. The result being that even little South Korea graduates more engineers than we do. Not only that, MIT lost it's prestigeous position as the premier engineering school in the world to a university in Bejing this year.
     
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    America should provide scientific progress like it did in the past. But now maybe little countries like Korea will do it instead. America is consolidated and they are not. You go Korea, yay! What is by the way super hot fusion good for? Is it for trash processing like the Swedish do it?
     
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    Great news for the continuation of centralized power and control.
     
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    Communism to liberterianism...Same shit just opposites. The idea that we don't need government is really dumb.
     
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    And in so many ways, so similiar. The suppression of science in the name of ideology is a theme common to both.
     
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    ...implying that religion, which has historically often done this, is related?
    Government of some kind, in some form, may be necessary. The dream that mankind could live together without external enforcement of laws is attractive, and we would like to believe in it. If the individual were really raised and educated to value peace utmost, things would certainly be pleasant for all. We can imagine such a state, even if we cannot find a historical precedent on any large scale. Christianity should have achieved that, based upon the precepts of whom it was based. If that didn't work, what would?
     
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    It's progress. Still much much more to be made!
     
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