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2Physics Quote:
"Eckhard D. Falkenberg, who found evidence of an annual oscillation in the beta-decay rate of tritium, was either the first or one of the first to propose that some beta-decay rates may be variable. He suggested that the beta-decay process may be influenced by neutrinos, and attributed the annual variation to the varying Earth-Sun distance that leads to a corresponding variation in the flux of solar neutrinos as detected on Earth. Supporting evidence for the variability of beta-decay rates could be found in the results of an experiment carried out at the Brookhaven National Laboratory."
-- Peter A. Sturrock, Ephraim Fischbach, Jeffrey D. Scargle

(Read Full Article: "Indications of an Influence of Solar Neutrinos on Beta Decays"
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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Nuclear Fusion

Today we have 3 short postings on recent happenings in Fusion research.
Nuclear fusion is the power that drives our sun and thus our life.
Supporters of nuclear fusion argue that it has the potential to be a safe and
sustainable source of energy that does not produce any greenhouse-gas
emissions or long-lived nuclear waste. A fusion reactor would need just
100 grams of deuterium and 3 tons of natural lithium to produce a power
output of 1 GigaWatt, which is equivalent to a large power station
[lithium is needed to generate tritium].
So, follow our 3 postings below:


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