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"Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 16, 2022 12:46AM
I was reading a reprint of a Popular Mechanics story about regulators implementing a temporary halt of construction of the largest Tokomak, and that quoted phrase made my brain freeze for a second.

Other than it being an international money pit (hopefully only for the near future), are there really serious groups opposed to fusion? I couldn't find anything that seemed both intelligent and serious.



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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 16, 2022 12:58AM
that is a real WTF? thought right there.



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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 16, 2022 02:15AM
It's got that "nuclear" word in its name, that is enough for some opponents. Part of why they renamed the medical use of NMR to MRI.
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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: gadje
Date: March 16, 2022 05:39AM
probably an error to rename the NMR into MRI.

It would have led to Qanon and alike avoiding NMR and dying a little sooner on average.
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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 16, 2022 07:59AM
Is it led by Joe "Rollin' Coal" Manchin?
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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: gabester
Date: March 16, 2022 09:43AM
I believe there are a few different fusion-research opposed camps:
1) It's nuclear so it must be bad because everything nuclear must lead to radioactivity (and to be fair most fusion is using deuterium or tritium, not something you want to drink exclusively for a long time.)
2) Who are we to think we can control the power of the sun? What if it gets out of control and consumes the earth?
3) NIMBYs



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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 16, 2022 02:16PM
Some people still hold to the beliefs of the Luddites.
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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: Diana
Date: March 16, 2022 03:39PM
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JoeH
It's got that "nuclear" word in its name, that is enough for some opponents. Part of why they renamed the medical use of NMR to MRI.

NMR spectroscopy involves spinning the sample at 60 Hz (60 times per second). It was found to be inimical to life. Now we spin the magnet … one of the reasons MRI machines are so big. Renaming it to its current name is more descriptive of the method. That and other things …

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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 16, 2022 03:59PM
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Diana
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JoeH
It's got that "nuclear" word in its name, that is enough for some opponents. Part of why they renamed the medical use of NMR to MRI.

NMR spectroscopy involves spinning the sample at 60 Hz (60 times per second). It was found to be inimical to life. Now we spin the magnet … one of the reasons MRI machines are so big. Renaming it to its current name is more descriptive of the method. That and other things …

Diana

Spin the sample or spin the magnetic field, scientifically the same thing. The rest is just a bit of engineering, and in the case of the name, social engineering.
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Re: "Opponents of nuclear fusion research..." is this really a thing?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 16, 2022 06:04PM
I was curious, so I Googled it:

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