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If this is true, it could change the entire field of energy generation for the entire world!
This has been the goal of scientists since the Manhattan Project that created the first nuclear power plant.
If scientists were able to harness fusion energy, all it would do is completely change the course of humanity. One kilogram of fusion fuel produces the same amount of energy as 10 million kilograms of fossil fuels, according to the Science Museum in London. It’s the perfect energy source; it doesn’t emit greenhouse gases or leave behind harmful byproducts such as nuclear waste—unlike nuclear fission. In fact, its sole byproduct is helium: an inert, extremely useful gas.
Think of it, 1 kilogram of fusion fuel producing the same energy as 10 million kilograms of fossil fuels. With a byproduct of helium.
The success of the device, developed by researcher Salvatore Cezar Pais of the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division, relies on a part called a dynamic fusor. According to the patent, Pais’ plasma chamber contains several pairs of these dynamic fusors, which rapidly spin and vibrate within the chamber in order to create a “concentrated magnetic energy flux” that can squish the gases together.
One can only keep ones fingers crossed with the hope that this actually works.
A whole lot more about this @ What Is Nuclear Fusion? | Nuclear Fusion Research | Navy Research