In the words of President Obama, “That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? I got the sucker.” Please don’t tell PETA.
Have you ever wondered where stars come from? Japan! Where else?
Well maybe not the ones that are already in the sky, but if those ever burn out, Japan has it covered. The photo above is of the machine with the title ‘largest superconducting stellarator in the world’. These superconducting coils within the large helical device in Japan are used to generate magnetic fields strong enough to confine a plasma in the centre which needs to be heated to the point where a controlled nuclear fusion reaction will occur (100 million degrees).
For a larger photo, click here.
Read more about this superconducting stellarator here.
Until next time science fans!
On a recent neighborhood stroll for morning croissants we discovered our favorite croissant haunt had “closed for renovations”
upon glancing approximately 32 inches to the upper right we discovered an alternate explanation for the lack of warm buttery aroma.
so much drama and so few croissants.
Maybe if they had employed the services of Baker tweet, they would still be creating their golden morsels….
Four men with bikes squished into a tiny elevator – by Christopher!
Upon moving in to our new studio space way back when, we noticed our neighbors working on some sort of gigantic elephant for unknown purposes. After an extensive discussion as to why this man-made elephant would ever exist, it was only a few days later when we ran into our old friend and discovered what it was made for;
Marching! Of course. Mystery solved.