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There are many excellent sources of fusion information and educational material on the internet.  Here we sift through and draw from those sources as we develop our education section.  Our upcoming educational materials will be developed in coordination with the games and the fusion experiment tracker.

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An Analysis of Lockheeds Fusion Effort

Dec 11, 2016

Plasma explained by Salman Khan

Sep 28, 2014

Fusion works with plasma, the fourth state of matter.

The Aurora Borealis Explained

Sep 03, 2013

This animation explains the Aurora Borealis.  In so doing, it explains how fusion works, how solar flares and sun spots are formed, and what the magnetosphere does.

Magnetoinertial fusion (MIF), a potential sweet spot in thermonuclear parameter space

Aug 26, 2013


Aug 25, 2013

Birth of a Lightning Bolt

Aug 04, 2013

Lightning is a phenomena made of plasma.  In this video, super slow motion cameras are used to show how lightning bolts are born.

Piece of the Sun: The Quest for Fusion Energy

Jul 06, 2013

Fusion Pizza and Edible Infographics

May 28, 2013

Inspired by “Sci Fi Pizzas”, let’s make some edible infographics pizzas.  Pie charts have never been so tasty.

Fission versus Fusion:  Neutrons v. Heat

May 22, 2013

The relative advantages of nuclear fission versus nuclear fusion.

The Story of Physics

Apr 09, 2013

From the BBC.  Enjoy!

Scientists! Engage with society.  Perform better academically.

Apr 08, 2013

Scientists who engage with society perform better academically, according to a study.  So start tweeting about fusion!

Fusion Crash Course

Mar 26, 2013

The Fusion Academy offers a three-day crash course in the science and technology of nuclear fusion. In collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology, the Fusion Academy has developed a unique program adopted to professionals in the fusion research and development field.

MIT Fusion and Plasma Physics Seminar:  Free OpenCourseWare

Mar 07, 2013

Learn fusion for free in this undergraduate-level course from MIT.  There will be no tests or quizzes.  Just soak in the fusion.

Pain of Electricity, AC v DC

Mar 07, 2013

Thanks to the intrepid Mehdi Sadaghdar for this instructional video on electricity and bonus anti-torture message.

The Physics of Christmas

Nov 27, 2012
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