I already used a Douglas Adams quote in a recent post, but this one seems to fit this topic quite well so I thought I would post it.
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
Saw this last night on C4 news, (that profesor really does sound like Dr Strangelove, i.e. a complete loon) Krishnan's face when it returned to the studio was classic
Mind you, there have been some strange goings on over there. It seemed to miss everyone's attention, but a couple of guys who worked there were arrested for having terrorist links with Al Qaeda a few weeks ago !
Nuclear Fusion isn't quite the same. As far as I understand Fission involves releasing energy by smashing atoms open the debris of which smash into other atoms smashing them open creating more stuff to smash more atoms open resulting in a runaway chain reaction. Fusion involves releasing energy by making atoms fuse together (I think!), as well as involving elements of jazz and rock.
Fusion reactors are supposed to be safer than the fission reactors we've got now. Because fusion is hard to achieve and extreme conditions are required for it to work, if there's any failure in the reactor the reaction stops almost immediately, so it's like it has its own fail-safe. Also much less fuel is used in a fusion reaction so even if it did escape the reactor it would be way less catastrophic than a failure at a fission reactor. And the fuel involved apparently has a much shorter half-life, so the waste disposal issue is less of an issue.
There is supposed to be a tiny chance of turning the earth into a sun, but y'know, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow.
An H-bomb is fusion. The H stands for hydrogen which won't split into much else. Fission uses Uranium and other heavy elements. One of the reasons which Fission is so dirty, as both the fuel and waste is highly radioactive. Fusion is relatively clean as the fuel and waste aren't radioactive, just the steps they go though in between.
He created a big black hole and the particles are sucked into whats know as the singularity.
Wich is the end of a black hole were al existence ends, therefore al the particles were erased from excistence before they even got to colide.
There are also theories that when the parts collide they wiol actualy create a black hole itself.