Harnessing Fusion Energy: The Power of Light
Our future health, happiness and economic well-being depends on producing plentiful, inexpensive, carbon-free energy that is available 24 hours/day, worldwide. Coal, oil and gas supply over 80% of the world's energy but cause pollution and add to global warming. Renewable energy, such as wind and solar, may not be able to supply enough energy. Ed Moses and the National Ignition Facility have an idea that could change everything-fusion energy-unlocking the force inside the nucleus of hydrogen that powers the sun and the stars. Learn what it will take for fusion power to become a reality in the next few decades.
|Harnessing Fusion Energy: The Power of Light|
|Powering the Future
This is a four-part documentary series presented by biologist M. Sanjayan, forecasting the world of energy in the not-too-distant future.
|Fusion: How to Put the Sun in a Magnetic Bottle
Fusion energy has the potential to be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs. Physicist Ian Chapman explores the challenges in nuclear fusion and explains how the international ITER project hopes to demonstrate that fusion energy can be realised here on Earth.
|Nuclear Fusion: Clean Power for the Next Hundred Centuries
Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the sun, can also be harnessed for power on Earth. Present research in magnetic confinement fusion is promising and advancing.
|The Energy Challenge and the Case for Fusion
Chris Llewellyn Smith discusses the advantages of fusion power for meeting the future energy needs of a still growing and modernizing world population.
|Worldwide Progress toward Realizing Nuclear Fusion Energy
Professor Miklos Porkolab will review the enormous scientific and technical progress made in the last few decades in fusion research, its present status.
|Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future
Ed Moses, Director of the National Ignition Facility describes the path to a limitless supply of clean, safe energy. He explains how the world's biggest, most energetic laser works and it's goals.
|Energy and the Industrial Revolution: Past, Present and Future
Arun Majumdar discusses a variety of research opportunities and challenges in stationary power and transportation systems that could enable the transition of our energy economy to a sustainable one.