Author Archives: LastTechAge

About LastTechAge

I am a physicist with years of work in fusion labs, industry labs, and teaching (physics and math). I have watched the tech scene, watched societal trends and am alarmed. My interest is to help us all improve or maintain that which we worked so hard to achieve.

ITER-2 Machine is being built – will it work?

Fusion waste disposal is an issue that may limit ITER’s success The long awaited fusion test bed, ITER, is under construction.  The facility buildings are well on the way towards completion and machine assembly should begin in the last months … Continue reading

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ITER-1 – The international fusion test facility

ITER will begin fusion tests within a decade. We discuss this huge machine. The long awaited fusion test bed, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is under construction in Cadarache, France.  ITER is an hour (70 km) North of Marseilles (South-Eastern … Continue reading

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If I explain, they will accept. Uh, umm

Today’s SkepticalScience.com has a link to one of Katharine Hayhoe’s latest videos. Facts don’t convince.  This video (Fig 1) is a very solid description on why you cannot come up to someone, just explain the technical facts about something, then … Continue reading

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Climate shift denialists 2 – Religious

Trump and his religious followers deny climate change.  Why? On June 1, Pres. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international Paris Agreement On Climate Change.  This is a major action that will haunt our grandchildren’s grandchildren. It also has … Continue reading

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Climate shift denialists 1 – Business and politics

Trump and other denialists reject climate change.  Why? On June 1, Pres. Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international Paris Agreement On Climate Change and pushed climate change into one of the major stories of the year. This has … Continue reading

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Donald Trump is Man-child – Maybe

Is Donald Trump a child in a man’s body?  … or something more disturbing. This question has been discussed a lot.  How would you interpret all the public aspects of Donald Trump (fig 1)? Trump is a Man-Child In recent … Continue reading

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President Trump, Triumph of Chaos

Against all reasonable odds, Donald Trump rose from a discounted Republican candidate to take the President’s oath of office. “How did this happen?”  How is because Trump is the product of self-focused personal ambition and pushed himself forward at exactly the right time. The real … Continue reading

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