Could we build a miniature sun on Earth? – George Zaidan

From TED Ed.

Explore the possibility of nuclear fusion technology to create limitless, on-demand energy with almost no emissions.

Stars have cores hot and dense enough to force atomic nuclei together, forming larger, heavier nuclei in a process known as fusion. In this process, the mass of the end products is slightly less than the mass of the initial atoms. But that “lost” mass doesn’t disappear — it’s converted to energy … a lot of energy. So, can we harness this energy to power the world? George Zaidan investigates.

Lesson by George Zaidan, directed by Igor Ćorić, Artrake Studio.

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