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Controlled Plasma (Fusion) Energy Demonstrated in Missouri

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Fusion energy generation is hoped to be a better source of energy, if they ever get it working. High temps and pressures of the plasma state is what causes fusion in the sun. The idea is that this new way of making a plasma could make this work without the need of heavy containment. Time will tell. Even if they get money to develop this, it is still yrs away from a working model.
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‘Scientists at the University of Missouri have devised a new way to create and control plasma that could transform American energy generation and storage.

Randy Curry, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering, and his team developed a device that launches a ring of plasma at distances of up to two feet. Although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun, it doesn’t emit radiation and is completely safe in proximity to humans.

While most of us are familiar with three states of matter – liquid, gas and solid – there is also a fourth state known as plasma, which includes things such as fire and lightning. Life on Earth depends on the energy emitted by plasma produced during fusion reactions within the sun.

The secret to Curry’s success was developing a way to make plasma form its own self-magnetic field, which holds it together as it travels through the air.’
http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112824374/plasma-launched-into-open-air-for-energy-generation-041713/

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