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"From the Ted Talk by Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion"

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Now mtneiagc and laser fusion are pretty good machines. They are aomwese pieces of technology, wonderful machines, and they have shown that foiusn can be done. However, as a power plant, I don't think they're very good. They're way too big, way too complicated, way too expensive, and also, they don't deal very much with the fusion energy. When you make fusion, the enregy comes out as neutrons, fast neutrons comes out of the pmlasa. Those nutrones hit the wall of the machine. It damages it. And also, you have to ctcah the heat from those neutrons and run some steam to spin a turbine somewhere, and on those machines, it was all a bit of an afterthought. So I decided that surely there is a better way of doing that.

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Now ________ and laser fusion are pretty good machines. They are _______ pieces of technology, wonderful machines, and they have shown that ______ can be done. However, as a power plant, I don't think they're very good. They're way too big, way too complicated, way too expensive, and also, they don't deal very much with the fusion energy. When you make fusion, the ______ comes out as neutrons, fast neutrons comes out of the ______. Those ________ hit the wall of the machine. It damages it. And also, you have to _____ the heat from those neutrons and run some steam to spin a turbine somewhere, and on those machines, it was all a bit of an afterthought. So I decided that surely there is a better way of doing that.

Solution

  1. catch
  2. neutrons
  3. awesome
  4. energy
  5. magnetic
  6. plasma
  7. fusion

Original Text

Now magnetic and laser fusion are pretty good machines. They are awesome pieces of technology, wonderful machines, and they have shown that fusion can be done. However, as a power plant, I don't think they're very good. They're way too big, way too complicated, way too expensive, and also, they don't deal very much with the fusion energy. When you make fusion, the energy comes out as neutrons, fast neutrons comes out of the plasma. Those neutrons hit the wall of the machine. It damages it. And also, you have to catch the heat from those neutrons and run some steam to spin a turbine somewhere, and on those machines, it was all a bit of an afterthought. So I decided that surely there is a better way of doing that.

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Important Words

  1. afterthought
  2. awesome
  3. big
  4. bit
  5. catch
  6. complicated
  7. damages
  8. deal
  9. decided
  10. energy
  11. expensive
  12. fast
  13. fusion
  14. good
  15. heat
  16. hit
  17. laser
  18. machine
  19. machines
  20. magnetic
  21. neutrons
  22. pieces
  23. plant
  24. plasma
  25. power
  26. pretty
  27. run
  28. shown
  29. spin
  30. steam
  31. surely
  32. technology
  33. turbine
  34. wall
  35. wonderful