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Nuclear Fusion and the Stars

Nuclear fusion, the process by which two atoms collide to form a single larger atom, has been fueling stars since the beginning of star formation. At most distances apart, two protons will naturally repel each other due to the fact that both are positive charges, and the Electromagnetic force between them pushes them apart; however, […] Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Here on Earth

  Scientists are researching nuclear fusion like never before. This research is motivated by the promise of large amounts of clean power. In fact, the fuel used in fusion reactors is deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen that can be obtained from seawater. NBC emphasizes this clean power, reporting that “half a bathtub of seawater could […] Continue reading

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Everyday is SUNday

The Sun is the single most important object in our solar system. It makes up over 99% of the mass of the solar system, exerts gravitational force over the whole […] Continue reading

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Frickin’ Laser Beams

On July 5, 2012, the world’s largest laser fired a record shattering shot that generated more power than the entire United States does at any given moment. The laser, located in Livermore, California, is housed in a building the size of three football fields dubbed the National Ignition Facility (photo above). The NIF laser is an […] Continue reading

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