Mini nuclear bombs -- such progress!

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The little bit of propeller head in me thinks this is totally cool:

A team of physicists and engineers at the $3.5 billion National Ignition Facility said they fired an array of 192 laser beams, focused "in perfect unison," and created a single pulse of energy that for 23 billionths of a second generated a thousand times more power than the entire United States consumes in a single second.

Think about that -- 192 laser beams (wicked cool) and a pulse of energy lasting only 23 billionths of a second (they can actually measure something that lasts in the billionths of a second? Whoa.) It's like they made a miniature sun inside a big building in Livermore. Think of what that means. Think of the potential for clean energy. Think of the concept of reproducing what happens inside the sun without having to trigger an atomic bomb to do it. What a great use of taxpayer money.

Ah, but wait:

The ultimate goal of the multibillion-dollar laboratory experiments is to safely mimic in miniature the immensely powerful thermonuclear explosions of hydrogen bombs so that experts can validate their bomb-making computer codes and verify the safety and reliability of America's arsenal of nuclear weapons.

Damn. That's what this is all about. Making better bombs that will never get used (without triggering the end of the world as we know it). What a huge waste of taxpayer money.

Comments

I believe mini-nukes were used to take out the core-columns of the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9/11. The seismic record, the Hiroshima-like burn wounds suffered by Felipe David in the sub-basement of the north tower seconds before the first jet struck, and the lingering smell (six weeks) of an electrical fire eight miles windward where I then lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, all tell me we were mini-nuked, and that the beautiful minds at Livermore and a few other places can help us narrow down the range of suspects with motive, means and opportunity to pull off the crime of the century. You also might want to check out my original discovery that the purported 9/11 "Dulles Airport" surveillance video, a key piece of "evidence" cited on page three of the 9/11 Commission Report, is a total fake! See http://www.show-the-house.com/id107.html. Michael Chertoff, who headed the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice in 2001, is a key link in the chain of custody of evidence for this bogus video, and his is now profiting from the fraud and inconveniencing the lives of many at security checkpoints around the USA.

Posted by Stephen M. St. John on Apr. 13, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

your an idiot

Posted by Guest on Apr. 15, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

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Posted by Guest on Apr. 15, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

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