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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Picturing Fusion

Nuclear fusion -- the "holy grail" of the quest for energy. From MIT....

New 'snapshots' aid quest for fusion energy

Anne Trafton, News Office
February 28, 2008

Physicists at MIT and the University of Rochester have devised a new way to take "snapshots" of the high-energy, high-temperature reactions seen as key to achieving the long-held dream of controlled nuclear fusion.

The work, which is reported in the Feb. 28 issue of Science, could one day help scientists harness nuclear fusion as an energy source. It could also shed light on basic questions about the physics of stars.

Nuclear fusion--the process by which atomic particles clump together to form a heavier nucleus--releases...(complete article here).

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