Record set for hottest temperature on Earth

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  1. Natoma

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11732814/



    Uhm, accidental discovery of controlled fusion perhaps? Or maybe Zero point energy or something like that. :lol:
     
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    That's pretty much amazing, I thought I was going to have to wait at least ten years before this happened. Does this mean that we may see nuclear fusion before 2020?
     
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    Nice. Looks like it could have been taken from Quake4. :cool:
     
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    lol yeh
     
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    Cool beans.

    That image of the machine is say to crazy to be a desktop backround :shock:
    Doesn't mix well with my icons...
     
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    Cool discovery (pun intended). As for the picture: Can anyone spot Richard Dean Anderson or Ben Browder?
     
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    :lol: Hell and I thought the hottest thing of all times was my 6600 GT
     
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    If they can use magnetic field to contain/compress heat in, why couldnt we keep heat out? Travel to the center of the sun/earth, shields (a la star trek), ....

    great stuff.
    epic
     
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    Maybe it's easier to confine a small amount of plasma, but much harder to deflect a very large amount of plasma?
     
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    Will this means we will have new weapons to protect our planet from invasion?
     
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    Because of the "hairy ball" phenomenon I guess. Ie, we can contain plasma and stuff inside a toroid because all the magnetic field lines point in a singular direction (well, sort of), while there would be at least one irregularity in the field on a sphere. And I suppose it would just be a tad difficult to stick the sun inside a toroid before we go visit it... ;)

    That pic looks AWESOME! It's TOTALLY something you expect to see in Half-Life, at the Black Mesa research facility... I was like, OMG! when I saw it. Crazy stuff! I had no idea scientists built things like this. How does it work? I gotta check wikipedia like, NOW.
     
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    I remember that picture years ago from a National Geographic mag. After reading the article I went on a "current state of fusion tech" spree; reading about the H3 in moonrocks, and the international fight for the Japan & France locations for the next fusion reactor, etc. Cool stuf, but not much happening that I've heard of recently.
     
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    well I hope they don't make it so hot that time and space start burning and the resultant blaze engulfs the milky way requiring the local branch of fquakillians to back burn a volume with a radius of 300,000 lightyears. That would piss me off!
     
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    I wonder if this is big enough to modify the iter project or even make the tokamak design to be built in the iter project useless?
     
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    How do you acurrately measure temperatures at that extreme? Could it not just be a mis-reading?
     
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    My thoughts exactly. I think they used equations based on the elements used to determine temperatire as opposed to measuring. But the second law of thermodynamics makes it impossible to produce more energy than existed in the combined components of the experiment. Nuclear reactions only appear to produce more output becuse it breaks the strong force... the energy of which is exponentially higher/stronger than the EM force.
     
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    fission = fusion
     
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    heh?

    fission is splitting apart, fusion is...fusing.

    :???:
     
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