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That oil we we -- have this ongoing political fight which seems to be nothing more than a political fight and it tedious one of that.
Over the Keystone Pipeline here what's your view of whether that we should be -- that we should be building it does doesn't matter.
It a grand scheme of things.
It does America needs energy and energy enables prosperity.
We need the oil from that pipeline.
And when you look -- you say we just talked about nuclear sciences of the commercial nuclear industry is one the most sophisticated endeavors of humankind.
Building a pipeline.
This is this is the seller this is the lower basement of technology news and there are those who would point out the fact that the Keystone Pipeline not -- excel which is the contemplated pipeline right.
But the Keystone Pipeline that was commissioned in 2010.
That there were more than twenty leaks on US soil.
Well that's not entirely true.
There were more than twenty leaks that most of them were contained within the pumping Pitts of the pumping sections.
-- were meant to after oil is its fairly business and you have to re pump -- up back to pressure in order for to travel.
A great distance so these would never escaped onto American soil there were mostly contained within the the working environments -- of their pumping stations.
So -- we need the energy it's critical for those who say oh it's going to promote more in dependence on fossil fuels.
I'm sorry -- America's ascendancy in the world we have depended on fossil fuels and until we perfect the ultimate.
Renewable energy source which is nuclear fusion we we should be made a natural I national priority.
By this administration or the next.
Then we're going to be dependent on petroleum products on fossil fuels can all right now -- -- a little bit about your book this obviously a -- eighty some pop -- your experiences at the national well I wouldn't be telling that the entire truth if I didn't say that having been at Los Alamos national lab for a decade or so.
Influence my thinking.
I worked on for comics there -- And that's -- not laser -- will -- -- particular aspect of Photonics on which I -- with laser fusion.
And this is once again the ultimate renewable energy source fusion technology.
And did very powerful lasers that are required in order to achieve fusion.
Are are something that.
Or something that are truly for me it's been the most fascinating part of my professional experience.
Even having been at the superconducting supercollider high energy physics is extraordinary and fascinating and Silicon Valley.
Our call in the ninety's when we had -- The the most capable and the most productive workforce in the world in United States.
I was exhilarated by that but nothing has captured my fascination imagination.
And now -- turned into pretty thrilling read at 1010 tell I'll tell our viewers a little bit about the plot of the book well it's an espionage thriller.
And -- set and we'll Salomon also the laboratory and in Santa Fe.
And in the book that positive that the former Soviet republic.
-- run away republic has.
Perfected a gamma ray laser -- -- gamma ray lasers involved or they exploit transitions in the nucleus of an atom.
In order to.
-- -- Exhibit very penetrating radiation it's.
And so -- and this is something that all of the science in the book is scrupulously correct me and affect the the detail and which I described the the efficacy and the -- efficacy of the security policies of the laboratory.
Those are also script -- -- it's very interesting thing about once this like gamma ray laser is perfected.
Will suddenly it disrupts the balance of -- -- in the world.
Because it can be used or in this contemplated to be used as the ultimate nuclear counter weapon.
And so this suddenly if you have a country with nuclear state would have done nuclear weapons than they have this -- laser they can launch a preemptive attack.
And they can thwart the retaliate -- -- -- that.
None of that is the compliment of the mutual assured destruction scenario right as hideous as that is and has done a fairly good job of maintaining peace and hard work.
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