full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Steven Cowley: Fusion is energy's future

Unscramble the Blue Letters

There is one trnikseics about this reaction. Well, there is a trickiness that you have to make it 150 million degrees, but there is a trickiness about the reaction yet. It's pretty hot. The trickiness about the roitcaen is that tritium doesn't exist in nature. You have to make it from something else. And you make if from lithium. That reaction at the bottom, that's lithium 6, plus a neutron, will give you more helium, plus triutim. And that's the way you make your tritium. But fortunately, if you can do this fiuson reaction, you've got a neutron, so you can make that happen.

Open Cloze

There is one __________ about this reaction. Well, there is a trickiness that you have to make it 150 million degrees, but there is a trickiness about the reaction yet. It's pretty hot. The trickiness about the ________ is that tritium doesn't exist in nature. You have to make it from something else. And you make if from lithium. That reaction at the bottom, that's lithium 6, plus a neutron, will give you more helium, plus _______. And that's the way you make your tritium. But fortunately, if you can do this ______ reaction, you've got a neutron, so you can make that happen.

Solution

  1. reaction
  2. tritium
  3. fusion
  4. trickiness

Original Text

There is one trickiness about this reaction. Well, there is a trickiness that you have to make it 150 million degrees, but there is a trickiness about the reaction yet. It's pretty hot. The trickiness about the reaction is that tritium doesn't exist in nature. You have to make it from something else. And you make if from lithium. That reaction at the bottom, that's lithium 6, plus a neutron, will give you more helium, plus tritium. And that's the way you make your tritium. But fortunately, if you can do this fusion reaction, you've got a neutron, so you can make that happen.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
fusion power 5
nuclear power 4
power stations 3
million degrees 3
strange child 2
base load 2
load energy 2
perfect energy 2
energy source 2
strong force 2
yellow line 2
breeder technology 2
sea water 2
million years 2
years worth 2
power plant 2
fusion happen 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
nuclear power stations 3
base load energy 2
perfect energy source 2
million years worth 2

Important Words

  1. bottom
  2. degrees
  3. exist
  4. fortunately
  5. fusion
  6. give
  7. happen
  8. helium
  9. hot
  10. lithium
  11. million
  12. nature
  13. neutron
  14. pretty
  15. reaction
  16. trickiness
  17. tritium