Originally Posted by Ligeia
I'm not sure I totally understand how this will solve energy woes; it seems to me it will just move us towards a different non-renewable resource.
It is very important to consider what energy goes in to producing this energy. You need energy to produce the two isotopes, and energy to create a reaction. How efficient is producing this energy source?
I think what there trying to do is taking a huge amount of energy to produce a even larger one, I don't know the science but this is a mini-star were talking about, could burn for 100-200 years depending on the size.
Would the star's energy create smog and pollution? I don't know, I hope time magazine does an article on this because they always seem to dumb it down for me so I can understand.