How Close Are We to Nuclear Fusion?

Chief Scientist Jim Bray discusses how light atoms combine to form heavy atoms and give off energy, and how we might harness this process for use outside of nuclear weaponry.

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  1. Glenn M

    Can ozone concentration from short lightening-like sparks at 20,000 cycles per second in air be combined with hydrogen to produce energy (via H2 and O water reaction) in a chamber?
    Question for the people who design fuel rod racks and test facility engineers:
    Can the grid supporting fuel rods in nuclear power plants be split, fitted with a spring loaded hinge on one corner, and a collared release pin material (900 degree F glass or 2000 degree F copper for example) that melts before the fuel rods melt on the other corner to allow the weightless 100 ton rack in water and the rack’s geometry to open, and to shut down the reactor as a secondary safety system should the electromagnetic control rods fail to drop?

    Can graphite/control rods be placed under the pressure vessel to capture and entomb fuel in the unlikely event of a meltdown, if fuel melts through the pressure vessel?

    I have no affiliation with nuclear power. I am just a concerned citizen.