I’ve spoken about nuclear fusion before, in the context of nuclear weapons. Today, I’m going to talk about the more peaceful application of nuclear fusion: the nuclear fusion reactor.
Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.
Particle-beam weapons are the bread and butter of many a science fiction arsenal. I used them in my story Hostages, and already mentioned them once when discussing particle accelerators. I thought it was time for a more in-depth look at particle-beam weapons.
Last week, I looked at nuclear weapons. This week, let’s have a closer look at nuclear radiation, the result of nuclear weapons.
North Korea might soon have them, and President Trump seems to want more of the things. Seems like a good time to have a look at what a nuclear weapon really is.
Particle accelerators can show us the secrets of the universe! Or possible create a black hole that sucks up Earth. But what are particle accelerators?