Fusion Power Explained - Future or Failure

  • Published on Nov 10, 2016
  • How does Fusion Energy work and is it a good idea?
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  • The Emerald Fusion
    The Emerald Fusion 10 hours ago


  • Elite Combine
    Elite Combine 15 hours ago

    Combine Dark Enegry?

  • Lee Sin Main
    Lee Sin Main Day ago

    compared to $84.9 trillion, 10 billions not that much.

  • ectocrafter
    ectocrafter Day ago +1

    if there was oil on the moon we'd already have a moon base

  • Speeder323
    Speeder323 2 days ago

    You got it wrong...

    Atoms are fat

  • Dwaram Chamandheswari Dwaram Chamandheswari

    Hey dude why can't you make vedio on GENERAL RELATIVITY AND ALSO ON BIG BANG

  • MiningManic55
    MiningManic55 2 days ago

    Just put turbines in the ocean

  • ilove Dougdemuro
    ilove Dougdemuro 2 days ago

    10 billion is a large gamble? Meanwhile USA spends 500 billion every year on the military to gamble with our troops lives.

  • Bere Detump
    Bere Detump 3 days ago

    What if mining too much of the moon throws off the gravitational balance between it and the Earth, or maybe just messes with the tides?

  • vicki v
    vicki v 3 days ago

    The last part is so sad bc we all know profit can rule over actual usefulness

  • Rinzin Wangchuk
    Rinzin Wangchuk 4 days ago

    hacking? ?😕

  • Ali Dj
    Ali Dj 4 days ago

    Fusion power is really good for spaceship so keep working on it !

  • Kok Fah Chong
    Kok Fah Chong 4 days ago

    Einstein's famous equation, E=mc^2 is wrong otherwise garbage also can be used to make nuclear bombs as long as it is matter or it has mass. Energy and matter can't interchange one another according to Einstein's famous equation. One must have photons before one can emit out photons. Photons are particles and they have mass. The law of conservation of matter and the law of conservation of energy are right. Whereas the law of conservation of energy-matter is wrong. Therefore fusion process even if it is feasible but it will fail to produce additional energy. Because to build a larger nucleus, we need to saturate those nucleons with more stationary photons, instead of releasing out additional photons to the surroundings. So there is not even any trace helium has been detected in any tokamak reactors all over the world until to date. This implies that fusion process is just impossible to take place on earth. Even if it could, it would require lots of photons rather than releasing photons to the surroundings. Fusion process is feasible during the "final" implosion of the entire universe where there is high saturation of photons pools around the center of the universe. With the presence of high density pressure (acting forces from all directions towards a single spot due to the presence of strong gravitational forces of the celestial body), smaller, simpler nuclei would be fused to a larger nucleus at the same time their nucleons would be saturated with abundant photons that are readily available at that time. So many dense and very dense radioisotopes will be churned out. As the universe continues to expand after Big Bang, angular momentum of nucleons would be used to do work against gravity to fuel expansion. The weakening of angular momentum of nucleons of dense and very dense "radioisotopes" would weaken the stability of nucleus and subsequently causing decaying and dynamic photons would be released to the surroundings. Therefore this is how and why all stars are emitting out heat and light through fission process rather than fusion process. Precisely fusion process has been misunderstood. If you like to know more about fusion process, I have just published an article on fusion process on my Facebook on 18th June, 2018, and you may read that. If you are interested in real discoveries, I would recommend you to read my book, The Unification Theory - Volume One and you will be amazed with lots of new, interesting discoveries. In God I trust. .

  • AMD Geode
    AMD Geode 5 days ago

    Wieso is hier der Ton English obwohl hier alles auf Deutsch steht? Bin verwirrt!

    DEMON XD 5 days ago +1

    Wait if u use helium 3 to make a fusion reactor it releases tritium wich you can also use in fusion !?

  • rohit pattnaik
    rohit pattnaik 5 days ago

    When in doubt ..... Just remember - Its always worth the risks

  • Bruno Medeiros
    Bruno Medeiros 5 days ago

    "You got it wrong, atoms are flat" :v
    Spiritual Energy, mana points"

  • Niom
    Niom 5 days ago

    Why aren’t we on the moon mining helium-3 by now!? Elon Musk hurry the f up mate!

  • Hhzzh Gfgbg
    Hhzzh Gfgbg 6 days ago

    They are most likely crazy 150 milion degres celicus will just wnd the world

  • Jingerale
    Jingerale 6 days ago +1

    If fusion energy becomes viable we need to get rid of all nuclear reactors and plants. In a situation where humans cannot operate these they will explode, causing long nuclear winters.

    THUNDERTURTLE 6 days ago

    Your star in a jar thing in the intro made me think of Doc Ock haha.

  • Canada Arrow
    Canada Arrow 7 days ago

    Wait so how does a magnetic force make plasma? I somewhat understand the hole electric current and it's affects on the magnet field but how does that make plasma?

  • Troll scammer 9000
    Troll scammer 9000 7 days ago +1

    Damn you made that star look like it tryna take a crap

  • Devvrat Singh
    Devvrat Singh 8 days ago

    cartoons for children...

  • xXRekterXx
    xXRekterXx 9 days ago +3

    If we're deciding which power type to use, just think about the one that will help space travel. Solar panels are effective closer to the sun, where we are, and weaker beyond the asteroid belt. There's no flowing fluids in space so wind and water are out. Geothermal isn't made for space, and fossil fuels are inefficient. Our only three options, uranium, thorium, fusion. Uranium is as rare as tin, thorium is better than uranium in every way, except for bombs, and fusion produces the most power.

  • Michami
    Michami 9 days ago

    Seems to me that if fission releases huge amounts of energy, then fussion would require huge amounts of energy for the same mass. I've yet to see anything that says otherwise. Spend the money building orbiting solar panels that collect energy, transmitted via microwave, etc. and shade the Earth to help cool it off.

  • Liam Crosby
    Liam Crosby 10 days ago

    What about the earths core

  • Oriano Augustin
    Oriano Augustin 10 days ago


  • Sa Alamin
    Sa Alamin 10 days ago

    this is insane
    but awesome 😉😉

  • Sniping sadistic
    Sniping sadistic 11 days ago

    Yea it was fun bye

    But honestly , nuclear fusion should be done

  • Lucas Martin
    Lucas Martin 11 days ago

    Did you know your penis head is shaped the way it is to create a vacuum in the vagina and to compress that space to push your sperm further up the uterus?
    which means..
    if you thrust hard and fast enough your semen can literally provide energy for the earth.
    I mean, your spouse might implode but that's a story for another day.

  • tristan ferencevic
    tristan ferencevic 11 days ago +1

    well its 2018 and we have all the battery's that we need

  • DarkPhoenix
    DarkPhoenix 11 days ago

    I wish Fission reactors were more of a viable option until cooperation scared the public into thinking a meltdown is likely.When in reality it isn't that likely and fossil fuels have killed more people than all nuclear reactor related deaths.Also quick question,I know more heat for a fission reactor is a good thing because it will produce more energy but is it the same for fusion? If it is then why haven't they tried using a really hot material like magma to produce greater yields to see if it's then a more viable option? Probably wouldn't work but just throwing ideas around.

  • Lolles Clements
    Lolles Clements 11 days ago

    But the sun is a deadly laser

  • Leo
    Leo 11 days ago

    There is a minimum limit on energy produced when the fusion will start on being profitable, calleb break even point Q. When the breakeven point is achieved, the reactor can continue the fusion with the energy it has produced and thus starting to make "unlimited" energy Q >> 1, but of course there are other limiting factors. The test tokamaks have already achieved ~60% of the break in point and the I.T.E.R should achieve Q>10 when tested. So we may really not be that far now.

  • Wendel Santana
    Wendel Santana 12 days ago

    Delícia de vídeo!!!

  • Ian Martell
    Ian Martell 12 days ago

    are wormholes real kurzgesagt?

  • Kamil Biało
    Kamil Biało 12 days ago

    Youre trying to make fusion reaction in wrong way..

  • TheOnlyKnight
    TheOnlyKnight 12 days ago

    It is not unlimited, as to get energy from fusion, some mass is expended, so over time you would have to add fuel.

  • Joseph Taylor
    Joseph Taylor 12 days ago +1

    10 billion dollar gamble.. well Americans spend over 610 billion each year on their military so umm

  • Olcay Karakeçi
    Olcay Karakeçi 13 days ago

    In Turkish 'bilim adamı' is scientist MAN. and it is a sexist word. Scientist is enough.

  • Aaron ___
    Aaron ___ 13 days ago

    I feel like we should have more people working on this. 10 billion isn't much .

  • Username Name
    Username Name 14 days ago

    Then contain the hydrogen(Deuterium) and helium 3 then heat the containment chamber until it turns into plasma then

  • Jacob Freeman
    Jacob Freeman 15 days ago +1

    Pfft, fusion is just a cheap tactic to make weak gems stronger

  • James Renold
    James Renold 18 days ago +1

    "It was fun bye"

  • Alexander Ott
    Alexander Ott 18 days ago

    Can you please explain wave energy

  • videosyoutube
    videosyoutube 19 days ago +1

    Storage for all that energy? Nowadays renewables are dependent of climate factors, but energy demand also varies.

  • emerald elliot
    emerald elliot 19 days ago

    Radioactive water...

  • LoneStarTanker
    LoneStarTanker 19 days ago +1

    I want fusion power to watch pornhub videos for 1000 years

  • unstaible child
    unstaible child 20 days ago +1

    a 10B£ gamble? what dose the usa spend on its military every year again? ohh right over 500 billion! jesus we are not worthy of this nice stuff

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic 21 day ago +1

    They hold some of the most gradient temperature differences in the known universe.

  • Im just a Yuusha
    Im just a Yuusha 21 day ago

    *Dragon Ball Sucks*

  • BearMaster9013
    BearMaster9013 21 day ago

    We need fusion. Not only would it revolutionize the energy world but it could be used to power exploration vessels in space!

  • Zavier Mayo
    Zavier Mayo 22 days ago


  • Ninefold
    Ninefold 22 days ago


  • Visarym
    Visarym 22 days ago

    you guys should do a video explaining Tesla Coils

  • 10cody7
    10cody7 22 days ago

    The one true problem that keeps us from solving it all MONEY

  • Marius k. Rein
    Marius k. Rein 23 days ago

    anno 2205 plot mine the moon

  • scientific world
    scientific world 23 days ago

    Thank you

  • John Richardson
    John Richardson 24 days ago

    Harness Jupiter’s Big Red Spot

  • Carso107
    Carso107 24 days ago

    I have the solution to the cost:


  • ninos binno
    ninos binno 24 days ago

    i for one think its a pipe dream

  • phantomcruizer
    phantomcruizer 25 days ago

    What about Nikola Tesla’s Fireball Fusion Reactor?

  • Austin del Rio
    Austin del Rio 25 days ago

    This is what Doctor Octopus was trying to do in Spider-Man 2

  • Stephen F Wadsworth
    Stephen F Wadsworth 25 days ago

    Shh, don't tell anyone. 2 Billion on here. They will all want some. Well once they get over all their emotions. Opps. :S
    Another 5 to keep alive soon. Let's try and get there without Armageddon? - No One Bloody Special. Live in a lucky country. :)

  • Stephen F Wadsworth
    Stephen F Wadsworth 25 days ago

    We were born from nature. Are we prepared to keep on taking this risk for all of us. Seem too? Viable is, we did. Bugger the money. Then we might all have equality. Not equity. The right to live? There you go again. Used to destroy at the moment. Slowly we progress. :)
    Damn scientist, destroying my power base, day to day and business plan. :)

  • Stephen F Wadsworth
    Stephen F Wadsworth 25 days ago

    We are working on it. If we all agree, no one actually owns it! If it gives what it says. Then it is a very valuable technology for all. Sadly once again, we live in an age. That it has to be sold. Not for all?

  • CULT
    CULT 25 days ago

    Pls tell me how to begin to do graphics like you

  • Absurdly XD
    Absurdly XD 26 days ago

    The suns core is 15 mil ° kelvin

    MI JUNG 26 days ago

    shoot h with a neutron gun to make deutirium and tritium

  • STDrepository
    STDrepository 27 days ago

    to build a large capacity fusion power plant would mean probably half a kilogram of deuterium and helium plasma swirling around at 150 million degrees. You say thats not a bomb?? If you crack open the reactor vessel and air rushes in
    its quite literally a nuclear bomb.

    • STDrepository
      STDrepository 5 days ago

      if you expose 500g of material at 100 million degrees to air at room temperature it will instantly explode like a bomb. The air will expand hundreds of times faster than the speed of sound. Faster than TNT, faster than C4 faster than any conventional explosive because its a thermonuclear blast.

    • Alejandro Agudo Sánchez
      Alejandro Agudo Sánchez 5 days ago

      The temperatures reached in the plasma are incredibly hot (100 million degrees Celsius and more), but the density is so low (and thus the amount of molecules so small) that a malfunctioning reactor would just end the fusion process.

  • Arad
    Arad 27 days ago

    Maybe if all countries cut all military budget, well all achieve all everything in science.

  • Marie Mildon
    Marie Mildon 27 days ago +1

    What if you merged 3 hydrogen atoms together

  • so shookt
    so shookt 27 days ago

    *Governments must focus their funds on research instead of military and weapons. Why are we not funding this?*

  • Delete Me
    Delete Me 27 days ago

    Computer sepshen

  • Likith likith
    Likith likith 27 days ago

    Explain harvesting the galaxy

  • Crazy talk
    Crazy talk 28 days ago

    Nuclear fusion would allow us to literately hardness the power of the sun, that will help the whole planet, we should do it, imagine making engines out of nuclear fusion

  • Rohitoleo A
    Rohitoleo A 28 days ago

    It's an unproven tech that requires a gamble of 10s of billions of dollars,so no money no tech... But d USA has enough money to spent 650billion a year on war n military ..

  • Heu Valadao
    Heu Valadao 28 days ago

    Tony Stark did much better with scraps!

  • Sergi Al-Kabir
    Sergi Al-Kabir 28 days ago

    Just make the atoms do a sexual dance that is innapropriate to younger viewers

    -Rebecca sugar

  • Nung Bear
    Nung Bear 28 days ago

    Nutshell,you are the best science channel.Keep on going 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • grandhi Sandeep sandeep

    Great job

  • Prashant Kumar
    Prashant Kumar 28 days ago

    Wanted "Tritium" was very funny.

  • Jaden Accord
    Jaden Accord 28 days ago

    We need the arc reactor

  • IWanna DieM8
    IWanna DieM8 28 days ago


  • CaptainSkelebones
    CaptainSkelebones 28 days ago

    you are really good at explaining how fusion works

  • StraitD2
    StraitD2 29 days ago

    Very well made! Thanks

  • Tom Bull
    Tom Bull 29 days ago +1

    First, we shrink the moon, then, we grab the moon, then, we sit on the toile-wha?

  • The R3ktel
    The R3ktel Month ago

    Oh where is the tritium?

  • teo žibret
    teo žibret Month ago

    another awsome one

  • Philip Anderson
    Philip Anderson Month ago

    Sun is making it rain....

  • The Yoten
    The Yoten Month ago

    *Whoms't foozt?*

  • Golden Boss
    Golden Boss Month ago +1

    the fusion core is not as safe as thees video makes it sound sins fact expending gas is an explosion yes compered to a nuklier reactor its safe but not as safe as wind turbines or fossil flues (English is not my fearst language sorry if there are some gramer mistakes )

    • Remind
      Remind 20 days ago

      Great that you love fusion. I was commenting on your remarks regarding wind turbines and fossil fuels, which are less safe than nuclear fusion. Your comment seemed to indicate that you thought otherwise.

    • Golden Boss
      Golden Boss 20 days ago

      Remind you bent my words so gud i didn't say anything like that i love fusion but it's not as safe as the video implies.

    • Remind
      Remind 20 days ago +1

      More people die from falling of wind turbines than from nuclear accidents (by which I mean nuclear fission accidents, like Chernobyl). Besides that, fossil fuels kill literally millions of people every year, so that is definitely a no-go. Nuclear fusion reactors, as in magnetic confinement reactors, like the ITER tokamak being built in France, are very much safe. The temperatures reached in the plasma are incredibly hot (100 million degrees Celsius and more), but the density is so low (and thus the amount of molecules so small) that a malfunctioning reactor would just end the fusion process. This is actually one of the main problems with fusion reactors today, that the reaction cannot be maintained long enough to get to break-even energy (more energy out than in). The worst thing that could happen is that your freshly built, billion dollar worth fusion reactor really breaks down from unexpected anomalies in the hot plasma, and there goes years worth of work and money. But no huge explosions whatsoever, they are immediately contained because the gas cools down extremely rapidly.

  • leo16sea now
    leo16sea now Month ago


  • baba babo
    baba babo Month ago

    Anyway, again. What makes the building of fusion power so expensive?

  • Tien Cubes
    Tien Cubes Month ago +1

    Venus maybe?

  • Niahboiz
    Niahboiz Month ago

    I like thorium more

  • StukaJUNKERS
    StukaJUNKERS Month ago

    Remember black mesa incident.... ohh its a game.... resonance cascade !

  • Laura Yañez
    Laura Yañez Month ago

    Dy-son sphere !

  • Credits unknown
    Credits unknown Month ago

    One world