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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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Fusion Expo in Rhode Island Tonight!

Nov 01, 2012

Fellow Easterners, I hope you are all well and recovering from the storm.  Stay strong, safe and warm!  If you are in Rhode Island and need a break from clearing debris, head down to the fusion expo put on by the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Plasma Physics (DPP).  The expo is open to the general public from 6-8 PM tonight in Hall A of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Great Balls of Plasma

Aug 21, 2012

Thanks to Glen Wurden of Los Alamos for introducing us to “Free Floating Atmospheric Pressure Ball Plasmas.”

Oxygen: The Molecule That Made the World

Aug 06, 2012

Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Jul 20, 2012

The Physics of Star Trek

May 12, 2012

What is Fusion Energy?

May 09, 2012

Fusion Energy is the energy that powers the sun.  We’d like to scale it down to earth.  Fusion is touted as the ultimate energy supply.  But what IS fusion?

Pros and Cons of Using Cats to Promote Fusion

Apr 23, 2012

Should we use cat memes to promote fusion?  Here are some pros and cons.

Fusion Dawn: Al Jazeera reports on ITER and JET

Apr 19, 2012

An excellent report from Gelareh Darabi, visiting the site of ITER, a fusion reactor currently being constructed in France, and the JET reactor in the UK - both attempting to bring the power of the sun to earth.  More at AlJazeera

Fusion’s Colossal Upside

Apr 06, 2012

Fusion is seen as the ultimate energy supply.  Is it really all that?

An Indispensable Truth, How Fusion Power Can Save the Planet

Mar 16, 2012

Focus Fusion Energy Flow Diagram

Feb 07, 2012

Fusion 2100 (Video)

Jan 09, 2012

This 9 minute movie depicts a physics lesson in 2100 about how nuclear fusion became the dominant energy source. It explains the basics of fusion physics, as well as the technology needed to harness it on earth.  The big hero of the film is Magnetic Fusion, the Tokamak and the ITER project.

The Fundamental Parameter Space of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion

Jan 03, 2012

Few people are aware of the many conditions under which fusion can occur. Luckily, Irv Lindemuth et al have written a review of fusion to help the rest of us identify the density-temperature space where fusion gain can be achieved. The analysis offers a general understanding why there is such an extreme difference between the conventional approaches to controlled fusion, MCF (which uses a giant “magnetic cage” and ICF (which uses hundreds of laser beams pointed at a small target). It also helps us see how much of the parameter space of fusion has yet to be explored.

2012 Plasma Universe Calendar

Dec 28, 2011

Plasma Parameters Widget

Dec 18, 2011

The NRL Plasma Formulary is now available as a widget for the Mac.

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