This Terrifying Video Visualizes How Many People Would Die in a Nuclear War

This Terrifying Video Visualizes How Many People Would Die in a Nuclear War

00 As tensions between North Korea and the US increase, the possibility of a nuclear attack seems more real than ever. While we can only hope the leaders of these countries can use diplomacy rather than weapons, it is critical to ask the big questions about the possible conflict. What would the consequences of a nuclear attack be? What would be the human toll from nuclear missiles? Data visualizer Neil Halloran has created a brilliantly terrifying video that shows exactly…

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UK’s Newest Fusion Reactor Just Generated Its First Plasma

UK’s Newest Fusion Reactor Just Generated Its First Plasma

00 The United Kingdom switched on its newest fusion reactor last week, and the ST40 has already hit a milestone. The tokamak reactor already generated plasma within the core. [Image Source: Tokamak Energy] The reactor, created by Tokamak Energy, should heat plasma to 100 million degrees Celsius (or 180 million degrees Fahrenheit) by 2018. That’s seven times hotter than the Sun’s core temperature. It’s at that temperature that fusion can occur — where hydrogen can fuse…

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Russians Craft Massive Nuclear Weapon

Russians Craft Massive Nuclear Weapon

00 Russian officials announced a massive new nuclear weapon, and its power is absolutely terrifying. The RS-28 Sarmat missile can travel 4.3 miles per second and can deliver 40 megatons of power. NATO called the missile Satan 2. The weapon contains the power to destroy area the size of France. It will have 2,000 times more power than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to replace the country’s…

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China is Building Floating Nuclear Power Stations

China is Building Floating Nuclear Power Stations

00 Nuclear power has quickly become a major energy source for many companies as the shift off of fossil fuels has driven innovation in recent years. Past disasters and the evironmental and human health risk constantly overshadow nuclear power generation, and those are perhaps the main factors that currently hold the industry back. Instead of building nuclear power plants close to people and on shore, why not send them out to sea? This is exactly…

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