March 1st, 2015
Nuclear fusion is truly phenomenal. It’s what powers every star in the universe, and is the solution to the global energy crisis. Glossing over the fact you need temperatures of around 100 million °C for it to work, fusion is simply the merging of two small hydrogen atoms into a bigger helium nucleus during which, a literal fuck-tonne of energy is released. Perhaps the most beautiful aspect of fusion is how plentiful the required fuel is with deuterium (an isotope hydrogen) found mostly in sea water.