This week, we're exploring Nuclear Fusion, the power source of the sun. What is it and how can it help us on Earth? We visit the JET fusion facility to watch a test firing, we hear how lasers can be used to kickstart the process and how a new spherical fusion system could be outputting power within a decade. Plus, in the news, what lights up the Universe, how people are no smarter than pigeons when it comes to gambling and how the eyes can forewarn of forthcoming dementia...
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Scientists using quasars - massive black holes - to understand
the origin of light in our universe
How common is depression in cancer and is it affected by the
type of cancer diagnosis?
Scientists can now spot the signs of dementia a lot earlier than
ever before by using your eyes.
Bird brained? In an experiment, both humans and pigeons were
shown to assess risk in the same way.
People are pouring ice cold buckets of water over themselves in
aid of ALS, a form of motor neurone disease - but what is it?
What is nuclear fusion? Many of us might have heard the term
kicked around before but do we know what it means. We go
back to the basics...
Why do we need nuclear fusion when we have renewable
The Joint European Torus initiative and what it means for the
future of energy...
The tokamak method isn't the only way to creat fusion, scientists
are trying laser fusion...
General Fusion are a company trying a combination of
methods to try and create energy but their methods are
different than others...
If solar panels were put in space, how could the energy produced be sent back to earth?