We've Cracked the Code!

Nuclear Fusion- Our Modern Golden Age

"Earth Scientist Darlanda Muhammad and her lab assistant Cierra Hopkins have " cracked the code" on nuclear fusion", says Extra reporter Sarah Macintosh.

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Hello my fellow humans who will now be able to engage in this wonderful golden age of advancement. Today's date is December 21st, 2015 and at Earth Advancement Of Humans Lab, my assistant Cierra and I have just cracked the code of nuclear fusion! How is this you ask? Well let me explain.

The foundation of nuclear energy is harnessing the power of atoms. Both fission and fusion are nuclear processes by which atoms are altered to create energy, but what is the difference between the two? Simply put, fission is the division of one atom into two, and fusion is the combination of two lighter atoms into a larger one. They are opposing processes, and therefore very different. Many studies have looked at the potential impact of fusion power on the environment and at the possible risks associated with operating large-scale fusion power plants. The results show that fusion can be a very safe and sustainable energy source. SEAFP concluded that fusion has very good inherent safety qualities, among which absence of 'chain reaction' and no production of long-lived, highly radio-toxic products. The worst possible accident would not be able to breach the confinement barriers. Even when a hypothesis is done that confinement barriers be breached, any accidental radioactive release from a fusion power station in this case cannot reach the level that would require the evacuation of the local community. With this new discovery, there will be many huge economic impacts such as no energy limitations, full access without an excess of greenhouse gases, it would be much cheaper which would lead to cheaper cost of energy and more people would be able to afford/access this energy. Thank You for hearing our discovery and within the next few years, i hope we can all access this golden age of energy!