Lockheed Martin Receives Patent For ‘World Changing’ Fusion Reactor

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Lockheed Martin Receives Patent For ‘World Changing’ Fusion Reactor

Post by Cr6 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:49 pm

Hmmm...next year?
Lockheed Martin Receives Patent For ‘World Changing’ Fusion Reactor
March 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm
Filed Under:Chris Melore, fusion reactor, Local TV, Lockheed Martin, Nuclear Power, patent, talkers

CBS Local — Lockheed Martin has reportedly been working on a revolutionary new type of reactor that can power anything from cities to aircraft carriers.

The Maryland-based defense contractor recently received a patent for the compact fusion reactor (CFR) after filing plans for the device in 2014. According to reports, one generator would be as small as a shipping container but produce the energy to power 80,000 homes or one of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class carriers.

Lockheed’s advanced projects division, Skunk Works, has reportedly been working on the futuristic power source since 2014 and claimed at the time that a CFR could be ready for production by 2019.

“I started looking at all the ideas that had been published. I basically took those ideas and melded them into something new by taking the problems in one and trying to replace them with the benefits of others,” Dr. Thomas McGuire of Skunk Works said during a 2014 interview.

Lockheed Martin patents its design for a potentially revolutionary compact fusion reactor (CFR). If it progresses on schedule, they could debut a prototype the size of shipping container, but capable of powering a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier or 80k homes, in next year or so pic.twitter.com/YZV0W7Pqw2

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Re: Lockheed Martin Receives Patent For ‘World Changing’ Fusion Reactor

Post by Jared Magneson on Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:48 pm

I don't see much difference between this "news" and any news on Fusion for the last 50+ years, really. It's all talk, and no signs of physics or advancement anywhere. Lockheed as a company itself has no vested interest in such a device for consumer or public use, since they're chiefly a military/security company. Why would they promote "fusion for the people" when they've never done anything for the people so far, but engineer better ways to kill them?

From ScienceNews.org, admittedly a ghost hangout:

"50 years on, nuclear fusion still hasn’t delivered clean energy"

So it seems like the French scientists aren't aware of Lockheed's "progress". ITER isn't going to be tested until 2025, and wouldn't be online for real until 2040, allegedly. It stinks of yet another black hole project to me. Endless budget, zero ROI.

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