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Offline astropilch

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Horizon last night
« on: 12:18:00, 18 February, 2009 »
Anyone see it? Best one in ages!!!!

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #1 on: 15:04:27, 18 February, 2009 »
Wall to wall cloud in Stroud... what did you see ?

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #2 on: 15:25:11, 18 February, 2009 »
The programme!!!!!! BBC2 etc.... ;)

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #3 on: 15:30:49, 18 February, 2009 »
I watched it, but I must confess I sort of dozed off halfway through... :snore:  It did seem to fall into the usual trap of going over the over-popularized concepts once again.  I just knew E=Mc² was going to figure in it early on in the programme, didn't I, and sure enough it did!

Am I being too cynical?  I woke up just as it was going over the P-P reactions in the Sun, but not sure if they covered how it is the Sun doesn't go up all at once* like an H-bomb (which is the problem with controlled terrestrial fusion power: H-bombs we can do already!  :'()

*the answer is in the Weak interactions, if I remember any of the astrophysics right after all these years...
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #4 on: 15:38:53, 18 February, 2009 »
Arrrrh - sorry Alan.... I thought you meant a cracking sunset or something  :laugh:  :crazy:

Recorded it but yet to watch it  :D

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #5 on: 15:44:22, 18 February, 2009 »
Me too ! hahahaha a:D
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #6 on: 16:00:12, 18 February, 2009 »
Yes, very interesting programme. I thought it neatly summed up where we are with nuclear fusion development at the moment around the world and it was great to see each of the main experimental reactors and have the different processes explained. Good to see nations around the world pulling together on a project that will benefit everyone. Looks like somewhere between 2030-2050 is the best bet for nuclear fusion becoming a viable means of energy production - hope so as we'll be out of oil and gas by then!

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #7 on: 16:44:00, 18 February, 2009 »
anyone paid the bill for electricity bill for the laser fusion machine! ... it seemed to make the ground shake!

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #8 on: 16:50:01, 18 February, 2009 »
Imagine the meter spinning around!!!! :laugh: There is a localised earth quake EVERY time they fire it!!! :scare:

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #9 on: 17:15:19, 18 February, 2009 »
i bet they check the directors underpants after each go!

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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #10 on: 17:59:47, 18 February, 2009 »
:harhar:
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #11 on: 19:50:42, 18 February, 2009 »
I was working on laser induced fusion in 1979 at Rutherford Laboratory, so I wouldn't hold your breath while waiting for a solution just yet  :laugh:
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #12 on: 20:19:37, 18 February, 2009 »
Cracking show, but I had to smile at the irony of Brian Cox talking global warming and energy crisis while driving around America in a Mustang!
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #13 on: 20:41:16, 18 February, 2009 »
If you missed it you can see it now here.


Not a bad program.
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Re: Horizon last night
« Reply #14 on: 21:05:58, 18 February, 2009 »
Yes, very interesting programme. I thought it neatly summed up where we are with nuclear fusion development at the moment around the world and it was great to see each of the main experimental reactors and have the different processes explained. Good to see nations around the world pulling together on a project that will benefit everyone. Looks like somewhere between 2030-2050 is the best bet for nuclear fusion becoming a viable means of energy production - hope so as we'll be out of oil and gas by then!

Mark

Having worked at both Harwell and Culham to the tune of "we'll have fusion going in the next ten years" which actually began way back in the 50s, I ain't so sure :)  More chance of getting cold fusion sorted I reckon (and that was started by another guy at Southampton Uni where I am now :)

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