We did nuclear fusion. In Simone’s workshop.
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Disclaimer: This build was supervised by experts at Helion. Do not try this at home.
I still can’t believe this video really happened. Back in May, I interviewed Helion CEO David Kirtley. I was trying to understand nuclear fusion: Is nuclear fusion possible now? How does fusion actually work? And most importantly, is nuclear fusion the future? Then, at the end of the interview, I asked David about headlines I’d seen about people building nuclear fusion devices in their backyards – what were they doing? “Oh,” David replied, “you can build one.”
What followed is the biggest adventure yet on Huge If True. Together with the team at Helion and my friend fellow YouTuber Simone Giertz, we BUILT A NUCLEAR FUSION DEVICE to show how nuclear fusion works, what the big remaining challenges are, and how it might help us all in the future.
Then, the last step was to try to turn it on…
WATCH “FUSION, EXPLAINED: PART 1” HERE:
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HUGE (no asterisk) thank you to David, Jessie, Ron, Joben, and the entire team at Helion for helping make our nuclear fusion dreams possible. It’s truly a life moment I’ll never forget and I’m so grateful.
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00:00 We’re trying to do nuclear fusion
01:01 Thank you Uber Reserve!
01:48 What is nuclear fusion?
02:48 How do you build a fusion device?
03:37 How is nuclear fusion possible?
04:36 What is the big challenge with fusion?
05:36 What does nuclear fusion look like?
06:12 We’re great at this
07:08 UH OH
08:02 Here comes the fusion fuel!
08:32 The “Do Not Die” section
09:07 DID WE DO IT??
12:38 Is fusion possible at scale?
13:32 THANK YOU HELION
Sources and further reading:
– Nuclear fusion, simply explained:
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– “How Helion’s approach to fusion works”
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– “Fusion energy breakthrough by US scientists boosts clean power hopes” (most recent news) https://www.ft.com/content/4b6f0fab-6…
– The Star Builders: Nuclear Fusion and the Race to Power the Planet, by Arthur Turrell: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Builders-…
– The Future of Fusion Energy, by Jason Parisi and Justin Ball: https://www.amazon.com/Future-Fusion-…
– Atomic Awakening: A New Look At The History And Future Of Nuclear Power, by James Mahaffey: https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Awakeni…
– Principles Of Fusion Energy: An Introduction To Fusion Energy For Students Of Science And Engineering (Illustrated Edition): https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Fus…
– “Major breakthrough on nuclear fusion energy,” BBC:
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– “Fusion Power Explained: Future or Failure,” Kurzgesagt:
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– “We Went Inside the Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor, The B1M:
• We Went Inside th…