Fusion Power Explained - Future or Failure

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How does Fusion Energy work and is it a good idea?
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Brett Moore
Brett Moore - преди 3 месеца
Will you do a vid on Nitinol?
cry w
cry w - преди 3 месеца
@Plasma Matter I am aware that there are important differences between them, but you can't make me feel bad for looking up specific details to refresh my admittedly poor memory. Don't condescend to people. Kinda makes you seem like a dick. Maybe I'm mistaken about nuclear fusion, but telling people to "just read a book lol" doesn't really help anyone and makes you look like a dick, as previously stated.
Plasma Matter
Plasma Matter - преди 3 месеца
cry w no we are not closer. Where are you getting your info, would you please tell us how we are closer to fusion now than when we were 30 years ago. Do you even know the difference between fusion and fission. I know you don’t and you’re going to google it lol. Fusion is no closer today than 30 years ago. Go read a book.
cry w
cry w - преди 3 месеца
@Plasma Matter I'd say that's rather inaccurate. We are definitely closer than we were just three years ago, which is when this video was made.
Odin Torello
Odin Torello - преди ден
arod077 - преди 2 дни
It is sad how cost takes us away on actually using things that would be better for us and the world. We rely on MONEY way to much.
Abdullah - преди 2 дни
5:30 10 billion dollars gamble ? Dude. ITER in France has already cost more than 20 billion dollars.
And that news was announced in april 2016, months before you published that video. They might still inject more money in this project.
xxDBZFANxx tnl
xxDBZFANxx tnl - преди 2 дни
Vegito. Vegito everywhere.
Paul Baumgarten
Paul Baumgarten - преди 2 дни
at 5:38 « it’s a 10 billion dollar gamble »... on Monday February 17th 2020 Jeff Bezos announced that he plans to spend 10 billion dollars to fight climate change...
Paul Baumgarten
Paul Baumgarten - преди 2 дни
sorry for my english btw <3
Q - преди 2 дни
That1Guy - преди 2 дни
I thought this was supposed to be about fusion and yet there wasn’t a single dbz character in the whole video
hüseyin balci
hüseyin balci - преди 2 дни
I think we should focus on the other renwable energie sources, at least untill we don't need an urgent alternative. I don't wanna gamble with life and death of our planet.
Chris 'scrap' Catastrophe
Chris 'scrap' Catastrophe - преди 2 дни
$10B will not guarantee a working fusion reactor... no amount of money will guarantee a scientific result. Fusion, outside of suns or thermonuclear bombs, is hard. Been working on it since shortly after discovering fission, it is that hard.
sblaw 34
sblaw 34 - преди 2 дни
Eat my cereal
the Ghost with the most
the Ghost with the most - преди 3 дни
so all we got to do to get H3 is defeat the moon-nazies?
Timothy Tate
Timothy Tate - преди 3 дни
Doctor Octavius was really ahead of his time man..
thomas anderson
thomas anderson - преди 3 дни
Small 10b sounds for me as an obvious hint that the technology is already implemented, but is not public due some stupid stuff like war budgets.
Joshua Felty
Joshua Felty - преди 3 дни
I look forward to the future we rape our plant creates rainbows and unicorns. Lol
Pranav Shankar
Pranav Shankar - преди 3 дни
it is worth it
Zakoji - преди 4 дни
Coming SoonTM
TheGarbageGang - преди 4 дни
We have made mini suns on earth. Just not contained. Hydrogen bombs explode and at ground zero it gets HOTTER than the suns core.
is me
is me - преди 4 дни
I mean isn't this how the hydrogen bomb is made iam a moron and maybe don't know wtf iam talking about but if those two isotopes fuses they release one neutron witch releases a huge explosion
Alex Cisterna
Alex Cisterna - преди 5 дни
Its not a bomb.
"America has left the chat"
Waffleman2957 - преди 5 дни
Kurzgesagt: "Put simply, it's not a bomb"
Also kurzgesagt: *Is trying to convince governments to invest in fusion technology*
Emmet1237 - преди 6 дни
Virgin Kurzgesagt: "It's a 10 billion dollar gamble"
Chad MMT: "So, what?"
The regular artist
The regular artist - преди 6 дни
We could try boron powder
Starchild's Lollipop
Starchild's Lollipop - преди 6 дни
I can't do what you guys do it hurts too much okay so just goodbye get out of my f****** face, life, business. . . everything.
Starchild's Lollipop
Starchild's Lollipop - преди 6 дни
Well it's not like you're in my face very much anyway . . . whenever I look for you you're never there. So over the years that has caused me so much pain that I just have to let go now.
MusicNote59 - преди 6 дни
"If the confinement failed, the [inside] would expand and cool, and the reaction would stop."
Isn't that pretty much exactly what a bomb does? Just really quickly?
mister moto
mister moto - преди 6 дни
Reverse Entropy Engines Ltd.
Reverse Entropy Engines Ltd. - преди 7 дни
If we can afford subsidies for oil companies we can afford Fusion
IN- Human
IN- Human - преди 7 дни
1:52 that dragon ball reference
Kousaburo - преди 7 дни
3:41 Feathers McGraw.
eddy ruiz
eddy ruiz - преди 7 дни
The fact that money is the main problem, that just really makes us the real problem!

Mary Boulos
Mary Boulos - преди 8 дни
I know this channel has 10 mil subscribers but I think it's still underrated these guys spend hundreds of hours just to entertain us! Kurzdesagt, if you're reading this, I bought your merch!
アニスキ - преди 9 дни
If we had magic, we wouldn't need physics. We don't need magic because we have physics. So physic is magic.
Weisen Shi
Weisen Shi - преди 9 дни
Moon is so tiny in the beginning of the video, is that correct ratio when comparing to earth?
Prajwal Pramod
Prajwal Pramod - преди 9 дни
Can you please make a video on harnessing solar power using panels that are built in space or on the Moon?
GAMMERS UNITY - преди 9 дни
I always think about a miniature sun
Linda mc guinness
Linda mc guinness - преди 10 дни
Fusion=H3=more power=more H3=even more power=...
Henry Lu
Henry Lu - преди 10 дни
"We can bottle a star"
Uhm..! Uh bruh!
I think its better that we can drink it
Jacob Naber
Jacob Naber - преди 10 дни
"nuclear waste is well.. nuclear waste"
Well yeah it is. But among other things it's also totally harmless. Every scenario in which people imagine dangers from nuclear waste are all super hypothetical, unlikely, and unrealistic.
Pspspxl Ydyhdhdhd
Pspspxl Ydyhdhdhd - преди 10 дни
W.D Chaotic
W.D Chaotic - преди 11 дни
So is a fusion reactor a little dyson sphere?
Stray Dog
Stray Dog - преди 11 дни
Half asleep standing at the bus stop on my way to work... let's learn about fusion energy!
ned ned
ned ned - преди 11 дни
The ability to make that much power without oil or any rare and monitizable resource would almost certianly spark a war with the Middle east and probably also nothing short of nuclear warare from oil companies. A skill in espionage would make you worth your weight in gold.
Xiaver Lucio
Xiaver Lucio - преди 12 дни
hundreds of hours my ass you hardly researched it if you watch the 30 min video on iter you get the same info and then some other channels spend dozens of hours at most
Anonymous Gaming
Anonymous Gaming - преди 12 дни
Stfu bro. If its only 30 mins.. make a video yourself.. stop watching... wo dont want you here
Mariadel Tagalog
Mariadel Tagalog - преди 12 дни
the narrator is so funny.
SmokierPizza17 - преди 12 дни
2:24 Uh oh, forgot to translate there...
F14 tomcat A
F14 tomcat A - преди 13 дни
0:10 that is a infinite loop on that computer
minecraft pe pixel art profösörü
minecraft pe pixel art profösörü - преди 14 дни
who see soviet union think on 2:59
Blash The Spartan
Blash The Spartan - преди 14 дни
Disney thinks about spending 10 billion on Spiderman
Gn Adri
Gn Adri - преди 5 дни
Wow, thank you for putting that into perspective. If you want to keep up on our progress in nuclear fusion keep an eye out on ITER and EAST
Claypath deli
Claypath deli - преди 14 дни
I want you to explain radioactive material
Matthew Du
Matthew Du - преди 14 дни
Youtube titles in 22020: How To Build A Thermonuclear Reactor In 5 Easy Steps! Completely Safe!
Pyro1456 - преди 15 дни
1:25 when i take a massive shit
Edilberto Rivera
Edilberto Rivera - преди 15 дни
Dude it's a matter of "will they earn money from it or not".
Wolf Gamer
Wolf Gamer - преди 15 дни
Brilliant is awesome
Luc T
Luc T - преди 16 дни
Please do a video on zombies
melanierb - преди 17 дни
I totally believe it’s happening hey. Well underway. The current ITER tokamak is under construction to achieve a Q=10 output. Which will be a huge milestone on the path to commercially available fusion power.
It’s pretty exciting.
Ebro o
Ebro o - преди 17 дни
gimme a plasma reactor bwr
Super jutance
Super jutance - преди 18 дни
You are very hard working person because you spend 100hrs on a single video
Confused Lycanthropy
Confused Lycanthropy - преди 18 дни
Welp China just made an artificial star that’s 18 time hotter than the sun
Chris Oakes
Chris Oakes - преди 18 дни
If it could be done it wouldn't benefit for long before equal negative would come! The 1st one being some would find ways to take advantage of people an do something so people had to pay them even if it meant putting something near there house to disrupt or pollute the benefits.
Vladimir Vladimir
Vladimir Vladimir - преди 18 дни
Mission: Find strange things in this video.
Me: Mission accomplished! (0:10)