eBook Real-World STEM: Develop Fusion Energy, 1st Edition

  • Kathryn Hulick
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  • ISBN-10: 168282246X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682822463
  • DDC: 621.48
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Inside the sun and all stars, atoms slam together and fuse, generating lots of energy. Here on Earth, fusion has the potential to fuel human civilization without worsening climate change or polluting the environment. But building a star on Earth is a huge engineering challenge. Scientists are working on a variety of different devices that they hope will one day provide fusion energy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Great Engineering Achievements.
Introduction: “A Sun in a Bottle”.
1: Current Status: Nuclear Energy.
2: Problems: Breaking Even and Scaling Up.
3: Solutions: Zap It with Lasers.
4: Solutions: Wrap It with Magnets.
5: Solutions: Cold Fusion and Fringe Science.
Source Notes.
Find Out More.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.