If he and his Green maniac friends really do like gadgets, let's see what they make of this little beauty.
Can anyone tell me what it is?
The answer to be provided later on today...
UPDATE: well, that didn't take long. Yes, this is the electron grid, the plasma confinement chamber of the 2005 WB6 Polywell fusion reactor. Developed by Robert Bussard, it is the future of energy generation and is currently being developed by the not-for-profit EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation (having been massively funded by the US military).
EMC2 Fusion Development Corporation has been formed as a charitable research
and development organization in frontier energy technologies with emphasis on fusion.
Fusion R&D Phase 1—Validate and review WB-6 results:
1.5–2 years / $3–5M
Fusion R&D Phase 2—Design, build and test full scale 100 MW Fusion System:
5 years / $200M
Successful Phase 2 marks the end of fossil fuels
Well, the beginning of the end of fossil fuels used for the generation of electricity, certainly. For people concerned about such things, it also ends the importance of, and our pandering to, the Middle East oil states.
Go, go, Gadget Fusion Reactor!