Nickswitz wrote:Is donkey's years some sort of British slang?
Yeah. It means for many years.
But besides that, it's still really awesome that we're getting this close to Fusion power, if this doesn't completely kill us, it will eventually revolutionize the energy we use.
There's absolutely no way fusion like this could kill us.
Few years back I was at a lecture from a couple of physicists, of whom worked on laser fusion and the other on D-T toroid types. They were both very confident that fusion power would be here in a couple of decades - and yeah, I know physicists have been saying that for 60 years now, but they did make a good case. The laser guy's approach seemed a bit more pie in the sky, though.
Give a man a fire, and you keep him warm for a day. SET a man on fire, and you will keep him warm for the rest of his life...