Sunday, March 1, 2009

Can We Make a Star on Earth?

Professor Brian Cox takes a global journey in search of the energy source of the future. Called nuclear fusion, it is the process that fuels the sun and every other star in the universe. Yet despite over five decades of effort, scientists have been unable to get even a single watt of fusion electricity onto the grid.

Brian returns to Horizon to find out why. Granted extraordinary access to the biggest and most ambitious fusion experiments on the planet, Brian travels to the USA to see a high security fusion bomb testing facility in action and is given a tour of the world's most powerful laser.

In South Korea, he clambers inside the reaction chamber of K-Star, the world's first super-cooled, super-conducting fusion reactor where the fate of future fusion research will be decided.


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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Just goes to show how rubbish the people on our planet are. Imagine if a fraction of all that suddenly available government funding to bail out idiot financiers had actually been ploughed into fusion.

Oh and laser inertial confinment is a waste of time, clearly tokamaks are the way to go.