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Tag: Nuclear Fusion

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell: Fusion Energy Explained – Future or Failure

On Earth, fusion occurs on a larger scale only in hydrogen bombs, but a lot of money and research is being invested into harnessing fusion as a practical energy source just as we do with nuclear power today (nuclear fission). For fusion to occur, we must achieve extreme temperatures and pressures, this is what the …

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PBS: Nucleosynthesis | Space Time

Joni Mitchell was right, we are stardust. Stars are our stellar alchemists. They spend their entire lifespan creating and molding elements. In their final moments, a supernova spreads these elements out into the universe, providing the building blocks for new stars, planets, and even us!  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: One step closer to fusion power

For the first time, researchers show two types of turbulence within plasma that cause significant heat loss. Solving this problem could take the world a step closer to fusion power which has the promise of limitless and relatively clean energy.  

Science Magazine: Fusion reactor designed in hell makes its debut

The Wendelstein 7-X was a nightmare to build, but if it works it may light a new path to fusion energy.  

Orbital Mechanics : Trinity | Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present

Orbital Mechanics has constructed this visualization of all nuclear bomb detonations that have occurred since 1945 when the U.S. detonated the atomic bomb Trinity as part of the Manhattan Project, on July 16, 1945, in state of New Mexico. Visualization of nuclear detonations from 1945 to present. Atmospheric: red Underground: yellow Underwater: blue By Orbital …

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ITER: ITER Fly-through

A 2-min fly-through in the ITER Tokamak!  

Lockheed Martin: Compact Fusion Research & Development

Lockheed Martin “Skunk Works” (Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (ADP)) has provided new details to the public about its work in compact fusion. “At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, we’re making advancements in the development of fusion energy, the ultimate form of renewable power. Our scientists and engineers are looking at the biggest natural fusion reactor …

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Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

TED2014 · 12:50 · Filmed Mar 2014 Our energy future depends on nuclear fusion, says Michel Laberge. The plasma physicist runs a small company with a big idea for a new type of nuclear reactor that could produce clean, cheap energy. His secret recipe? High speeds, scorching temperatures and crushing pressure. In this hopeful talk, …

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CGEP: The Future of Nuclear Power

The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. This event focused on important questions including: How can the lessons from the Fukushima disaster be used to contribute to convincingly safer construction and operation of nuclear reactors? Can new technology – –such as Integral Fast Reactors or Small …

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Steve Cowley: Inside ITER “Preparing to Burn”

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide and fuse to form a new type of atomic nucleus. Compared to that of nuclear fission where nuclear nuclei slip in collisions, used in Nuclear powerplats and atom fission bombs. Nuclear fusion is what provides and sustains life on Earth. Since …

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