nuclear fusion


: a process in which the nuclei of atoms are joined

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Recent Examples on the Web As the white dwarf takes stellar material from the red giant, a flash of nuclear fusion is ignited, launching a nova outburst, according to the outlet. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 In that respect, beamed power from space is like nuclear fusion, except at least 25 years behind. IEEE Spectrum, 9 May 2024 Related article ‘Artificial sun’ sets record for time at 100 million degrees in latest advance for nuclear fusion The benefits to communities are vast, Hernandez said. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 Not so fast, experts say This announcement adds to a number of other nuclear fusion breakthroughs. Laura Paddison, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 Alongside its AlphaFold model, which predicts the structures of proteins, Hassabis said Google DeepMind is also using AI to advance drug discovery research, weather prediction models, and nuclear fusion technology. Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 1 Apr. 2024 Recycling, stellar style Stars fuel themselves with the energy that comes out of nuclear fusion, smashing atoms of hydrogen together into helium. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 19 June 2023 Red giants form when stars have exhausted their supply of hydrogen for nuclear fusion and begin to die. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 26 Feb. 2024 Zubrin requires nuclear fusion power plants that don’t yet exist, but always seem tantalizing close. Greg Autry, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024

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“Nuclear fusion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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