Caution: Laser May Disintegrate Face

Two weeks ago I explored the first of the two major approaches to nuclear fusion, magnetic confinement fusion. Today I return with the second approach, arguably less technologically impressive – inertial confinement fusion. It uses lasers though. Who doesn’t love lasers?

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Hot Doughnuts

Nuclear fusion, although currently industrially unviable, is a promising source of energy with the potential to meet the deficiency left by the future depletion of fossil fuels. Scientists from across the world are collaborating to turn this theory into reality.

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The Brazil Nut Effect

Perhaps you’ve been working for a long period of time and you’re suddenly craving some nuts. Oh, how convenient, there happens to be a container of mixed nuts next to you. But as you open the lid, you make a horrifying discovery – all those large, pesky Brazil nuts have wormed their way to the top (unless you love Brazil nuts in which case it will be a more pleasing discovery).

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