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Could we build a miniature sun on Earth? - George Zaidan

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Stars have cores hot and dense enough to force atomic nuclei together, forming larger, heavier nuclei in a process known as fusion. In this process, the mass of the end products is slightly less than the mass of the initial atoms. But that “lost” mass doesn’t disappear — it’s converted to energy ... a lot of energy. So, can we harness this energy to power the world? George Zaidan investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator George Zaidan
  • Director Igor Coric, Artrake Studio
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Music Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Sound Designer Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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