Quick Silver wrote:This thread has been a bit quiet since the fall. Perhaps I can reactivate it by asking what's up with the ITER (the pilot fusion reactor)? Weren't they supposed to be installing the kit by now?
I can't say a lot about the progress of this project. It is unrelated to the LHC. Fusion as a returnable energy source has been problematic for decades. It would be nice to see some breakthroughs on that front, but it will require significant advances in engineering, more than physics. On paper, no-cost fusion is easy. In practice... not so much.