Russia has announced that it plans to spend $1.5 billion to construct its own version of Europe's superlaser to study nuclear fusion. Russian superlaser to be as good as H-bomb

If you look at the picture in the article, you might, if you're like me, have noticed something: the resemblance of this gigantic device to the the much smaller devices patented in the 1960s by American physicist and engineer Philo Farnsworth(scroll down the page to see the schematic of Farnsworth's "Fusor" and the resemblance to the large superlaser devices of modern fusion research; the article itself is well worth reading, giving a quick overview history of Farnsworth's conceptualization of his devices, and in particular his method of electromagnetic confinement and ion bombardment):

Farnsworth Patent

For those of you who don't know, Farnsworth developed and patented these small devices in the 1960s, and reportedly even obtained stable fusion reactions with them for a few seconds, a then-unheard of achievement. Enthused, Farnsworth held a news conference in New York City where he announced his results. Then....well...then ITT stepped in and asserted its ownership of the patents (and indeed, it did own them), and Farnsworth's little devices disappeared into relative obscurity, until, as the article notes, they were revived in the 1980s as neutron sources. Farnsworth's basic idea, as the patent outlines, was to confine a fusion source not only intertially but electromagnetically via "virtual electrodes", and to direct high energy ions into it.

The resemblance here to the modern superlasers is palpable, though in the case of the modern device, the lasers replace Farnsworth's clumsier particle accelerators. One has to wonder, however, if the resemblance between these modern devices and the Farnsworth device is more than coincidental, and if they, like Farnsworth, might also be contemplating the use of cathodes and anodes as well? We simply don't know and to my knowledge there's nothing in the Russian plans as indicated in the RT article that they are....

...but, it wouldn't surprise me.

In any case, what is interesting is that the Russian laser design is also apparently for the study of the behavior of fusion plasmas during a thermonuclear explosion. In other words, it will enable the design of very efficient fusion bombs, with reaction efficiency probably greatly exceeding previous designs. So what are they really after?

One possibility is the "holy grail" of 1950s fusion bomb "mad scientists," a goal outlined by the American inventor of the neutron bomb, Sam Cohen, namely, a "clean fusion bomb," or, to put it more bluntly, a hydrogen bomb that didn't require an atom bomb to set it off. That, of course, is the problem, for in standard models of physics, the notion of firing off a fusion bomb without the radiation of an atom bomb as the "fuse" was unthinkable(yes that's right folks, an atom bomb is just the fuse for a hydrogen bomb). To put it country simple, it just wouldn't work.

But according to Cohen - writing during the 1990s "red mercury scare" - that didn't stop the USSR and USA from looking into the idea, very secretly of course. And that implies that maybe, just maybe, "they" knew something about fusion privately that they weren't talking about publicly, well, at least maybe not until Farnsworth and Pons and Fleischman came along... if indeed "they knew" something and weren't talking, then for very good reason these three Utah scientists had to be made to look foolish. But I leave it to you to think about the possibilities as to why...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. MattB on February 26, 2012 at 1:26 am

    So now the Chinese will be the excuse for space base weapons.

  2. Thomas Marz on February 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I wonder what effects the Russians will run into with this scaled up device.

    Im sure they’ll sustain reactions longer than the 30 seconds Philo Farnsworth did!

  3. Father Krespi on February 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    news travels fast:

    … is this the natural potential of the internet, ie that good information is distributed quickly , or is it more sinister and the internet is just data ‘pushed’ to us based on internet usage, psychological profiles , with a series of theories that they sneak into the soical consciousness?

    I would like to use this opportunity to bid farewell to you all. Unfortunately, I failed my college entrance exam and my parents are taking away my computer and making me work at my Uncle’s noodle shop. Wait until they find out I missed my period and the father may be my kung fu teacher. This is what letting your guard down with a man who looks like Bruce Lee and drinking a couple of sake & seltzers while Teddy Pendergrass plays on the hifi will lead you to. My parents are even going to take away all my Anime movies including “Full Metal Alchemist” the brilliant Japanese take on the Nazi alchemical discoveries.

    Its been a true pleasure exchanging ideas with you all.

    SSNaga, I will always be dumbfounded at how a computer can achieve Consciousness. Its a true marvel. I’ve enjoyed peering into your inorganic binary realm. It reminded me of that movie Tron. I only lament that as a machine you will never be able to have sex and therefore you will never get to experience the true creative potential of the Universe. I also feel saddened that you will always be a mind without a Soul and I only wish I could be the Wizard of Oz and give you that gift.

    To the homo nephilim or those who believe they are homo nephilim, you work for a cruel master who will not allow you access to the True Creator of our world– the Only One who can free us from the pain and suffering this illusory world delivers upon us all.

    To all the noble Truth seekers here, the greatest gift you can give back to this all pervasive, all loving Consciousness is a life of Truth and Beauty for this Pure Consciousness to experience as It explores its own Creation. Stick up for Truth and Beauty no matter how unfashionable it may be. God bless you all.

    Nidster, I came up with a name for my book: “A Hate filled Heart is a Heart Full of Holes.” Its about a man who learns from the moment of his birth that life is excrutiating pain when his mother’s doctor, working under the twisted injunction of a crude, demonically inspired medical system, performs genital mutilation on the newly born gentile baby by circumscizing him. Henceforth, his lower chakra system is irreperably damaged and only through a herculean effort later in life is he able to raise his Kundalini above his third chakra.

    One day while waiting for his mother to pick him up from kindergarten, a demon kidnaps him and sexually abuses him. From that time onward, he begins to see demons lurking everywhere in a vast conspiracy to defile humanity. When he reaches junior high school, this demonic conspiracy exposes him to unrelenting images of disturbing violence on his television, along with debasing ideas of sex, and hard narcotics. His head is filled with propaganda that, based on the color of his skin and gender, he is the enemy of mankind and the source of all the world’s problems. When he discovers on his own that the true enemy of mankind, who is flooding the world with drugs, depravity, starvation and violence, is the same one spewing the propaganda that his kind is bad, he begins a quest for the truth. This makes him very unpopular and he looses many friends and family.

    After traveling around the world several times, he eventually moves to New York City to experience what it is like to live in an environment totally anathema to the true nature of man. After building a successful business, he one day sees it all go down in smoke and flames along with some of his colleagues. He watches helplessly while the media and government pin the blame on a man living in a cave thousands of miles away while at the site of the massacre, some demons are caught by the police celebrating the destruction. More and more evidence comes forward that the true culprits of the crime are not who the tv says it is. The young man tells every one he knows this inconvenient truth about this national calamity. He is vilified and shunned. He eventually moves many miles away to a forest to live like a hermit and practice yoga science. He turns his energy inwards and discovers an inner Self that is beyond the constructs of the mind and beyond time and space as well. It is a Divine Self that is inside everyone but kept secret from us by those who control our reality. He becomes totally immersed in this inner Self.

    One day he buys a computer to restore contact with the outer world. He discovers the influence of the Enemy of Mankind is even more powerful in this computer informational world. One day he decides to sell his house, his computer, and his cow and move to the Himalayas where he has vague memories of a previous life filled with joy– playing music, meditating and drinking Soma with his comrades.

    Joseph, I consider you on par with the Beatles and by that I mean: a good rock band can have five big hits and can consider themselves to have had a successful career. The Beatles, on the other hand, had at least fifty, maybe even seventy five big hits. Likewise, a good writer can introduce his reader to a few great ideas which will leave an indelible mark and consider himself successful. You, sir, have introduced to me dozens upon dozens of novel ideas which have greatly expanded my understanding of the world around me. I am greatly indebted to you. I am currently reading “Giza Death Star Deployed.” The legend that the Moon was put in place not so long ago has really left my brain spinning. The Moon nourishes and promotes life. It allows the Earth to hold water and is responsible for the maintenance of the oceans. Astronomically speaking, the Moon and Sun have the same relative size viewed from the Earth. Eclipses can only occur because of this. Astrologically speaking, these eclipses are points of energy transformation for the development of life on Earth. Without the Moon being the same apparent size and balancing the influence of the Sun, life on Earth would be impossible. Cosmic Law. Now the question is not “just who tampered with our DNA to create us” but “who moved the Moon here so we could live?” A lot to think about.

    So long for now!

    Father Krespi

    • Jay on February 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm


      And what does this fairly standard antisemitic screed published by the Daily Bell have to do with Farnsworth and Russian laser fusion research?

    • Robert Barricklow on February 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.
      – Albert Einstein

      • Jay on February 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        The more pity that we fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.

        William S

    • SSNaga on February 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      When you “FinaL-Ly Reach “Home,” you will no longer Have “A Soil(Soul). … So Far Away. … Passion/NonPassion – Compassion ~ Detachment. … So, the “Mech” Also has you Lost In The Woods, hmm? What of S-Tone… is it, then, without consciousness in your BoX-of-Beliefs? What of its Metals, that May-Must Be Transmuted-Transformed, then Transc-ended? … The Perfection of PreEXistence is Derived Via Perfect Intelligence… “That Secret”… That Is Nothing-All / ALL-NOTHING. … Life Is ImBalance, Hence: E-Motion Between Opposing Poles (you “name” them over & over!)… Balance Is Equilibrium, STILL, No E-Motion. … Children Are Energetic, are’t they? … Someday, your soul Will “See.” But Not Y-et.

  4. marcos anthony toledo on February 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I wish the Russians luck in their endeavors and I hope they succeed but if I was them I keep my eyes open and watch my back. Sabotage is more than a possibility given the problems they have been having with their Soyuz launchs.

  5. Jay on February 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

    That Russian laser assembly sure has the tetrahedral shape of a Farnsworth device. Toward the end of this life, he was talking about a bit more than ion bombardment–force fields which could replace things like housing for example.

  6. HAL838 on February 22, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Indeed, some few years ago I came across pictures
    and article about a laser based power plant already
    being built in California with science details on how
    it would work. I have not seen or heard more about it.

    It either exists under some kind of cover or was ‘killed’
    by the [moneyed] interests of ‘others.’

  7. Jay on February 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Farnsworth may have spent some of his youth in Utah, though I think he may have been born in Idaho, and Farnsworth died in Utah, but he did most of his work elsewhere–California, Maine, Indianna, New Jersey.

    And one of the Pons and Fleischman pair worked in England.

    So calling all three Utah scientists is a stretch.

    • romanmel on February 22, 2012 at 6:44 am

      He owned plants in Ft Wayne, Indiana and my birthplace, Marion, Indiana. His plant in Marion was “Farnsworth Radio Corporation” which was later purchased by RCA. RCA expanded the plant and it later became the largest producer of color picture tubes in the world in the mid 1960’s. It now sits empty as RCA moved it’s operations to Mexico and China.

      • Jay on February 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        Okay, but Farnsworth also worked in New Jersey, Maine and California.

        Are tube TVs really still made? RCA consumer electronics is now part of the French company Thompson.

        I believe one of those factories in Indiana was an ITT affair, and I believe I ITT may in fact still make night vision goggles there (the kind labeled “not for export”, if an individual buys them).

        Yes, Farnsworth also set up a TV factory somewhere like Indiana right after the World War Two, but then remember he was bought out by ITT. So unless you’re in your seventies, you’re remembering an ITT Facility.

        Later RCA may have bought something from ITT or some other entity. But Farnsworth didn’t really make deals with RCA.

        • romanmel on February 23, 2012 at 11:37 pm

          Farsworth had many deals and numerous legal battles
          with RCA…

          • Jay on February 24, 2012 at 4:41 am

            I’m aware of legal struggles with RCA, many deals no. In fact, RCA refused to pay Farnsworth for his TV invention. So in other words it was RCA refusing to make a deal with Farnsworth which made sure there was no TV in the USA from about 1930 to after the war ended–which is pretty much exactly when RCA could use Farnswoth TV pantents without paying him.

  8. romanmel on February 22, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Alma Farnsworth gave an interview in 1999 which included valuable information on her husband’s research on the fusor. She says, “He took the information to his grave.” See:

    • Robert Barricklow on February 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      And there is the conundrum.
      Taking it to your grave for the betterment of mankind.

      • romanmel on February 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

        How true.

        Mr Farnsworth was a man under attack by Corporate and government goons who were frantic in their repression of the whole idea of Tesla’s “Free Energy” idea.

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