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Fusion: Harnessing the Power of the Sun - History It has been a well-accepted fact that the sun is a source of great power since the early part of this century. In 1929, scientists first theorized that the energy production in stars was created by fusion: nuclear reactions involving light elements reacting to form heavier elements. By the late thirties, H. Bethe had analyzed most of our sun's nuclear fusion cycle. Fusion in our sun is caused when deuterium and tritium, both Hydrogen isotopes, react (in the presence of large amounts of heat) to form Helium, energy, and an extra neutron....   [tags: physics fusion] 847 words
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Fusion: The Energy of the Future? - Fusion: The Energy of the Future.      Fusion energy seems to be the most promising energy source of the not-too-distant future. It is safe, it uses an energy supply that is so abundant that it will never run out, it gives off harmless waste, and it produces energy comparable to the Earth's sun. But are there any problems with this hopeful energy source. What is Nuclear Fusion.      To understand fusion, it is a good idea to know about fission. This is the splitting of the nuclei of atoms into two or more smaller nuclei by bombarding them with neutrons of low energy....   [tags: Nuclear Fusion] 974 words
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Nuclear Fusion - The Industrial Revolution sparked a need for large sources of energy. Human and animal labor could not provide the power necessary to power industrial machinery, railroads, and ships. The steam engine and later the internal combustion engine provided the bulk of the energy required by the industrial age. Today most nations are still heavily reliant on energy that comes from combustion. Usually coal, petrolium, and natural gas are used. Some hydroelectric, wind power, and nuclear fission sources are used, but in the US they accounted for less than 20% of the total energy consumption in 1997 (1)....   [tags: physics nuclear fusion]
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A Fusion of Time - A Fusion of Time I could hear the adrenaline laced yelps as I slowly spun around in confusion. Each banana colored step looked exactly the same and continued on in a maze of fruity loneliness. Light cracked in between one of the yellow steps and I could see children tumbling down slides, screaming in happiness as they won whack- a- mole, and navigated the elaborate maze that had been placed before them. To them Makutu’s Island was paradise and they were living the life. I yearned to be one of them, as I was locked in this cage of uncertainty....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1016 words
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Advantages of Nuclear Fusion for Energy - Nuclear energy is an alternative to using fossil fuels. Although nuclear energy is also nonrenewable, it has a much lower amount of air pollution, as well as a lower risk of affecting the climate through global warming. There are three main kinds of nuclear energy, nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, and radioactive decay. This report will explain how nuclear fusion works, as well as explaining the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion occurs when two or more elements are fused together....   [tags: Nuclear energy, ] 782 words
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The Future is Bright With Fusion - With the supply of fossil fuels declining at a predicted rate of about 3% per year since 1971, alternative sources of power are an important issue in the minds of scientists and world leaders alike. While everyone scrambles to find the most effective way to harness solar, wind, and water power, they forget about a form of producing energy that has been researched for 70 years and is only a hair's breadth from being usable (26). Fusion, or the fusing of two atoms, the same power that fuels the sun, could fuel the world’s homes and cars....   [tags: energy, fossil fuels, power]
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Division and Fusion in Mitochondria - Division and Fusion in Mitochondria Mitochondria are essential organelles in many cells. Each component of mitochondria have distinct roles that they must partake in for the sake of the cell’s survival. Mitochondria have their own genetic system that encodes directions for the mitochondria’s different processes. Oxidative phosphorylation, an activity that is necessary to the cell takes place within the mitochondria, along with electron transport. Mitochondria also take part in processes that benefit themselves, including fusion and division (Hales, 2010)....   [tags: cellular biology, parkinson's disease]
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Proposal for a Homemade Fusion Reactor - Proposal for a Homemade Fusion Reactor Table of Contents Introduction Dangers Project Overview - Parts (a page for each part) Part List Cost Research Competitions Future Uses To Add Cost List Electrical System Design Calculations for Radiation List of safety procedures Introduction Nuclear fusion is a form of nuclear reaction which occurs when two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and as a result, join to form a new type of atomic nucleus. During this process, matter is not conserved because some of the mass of the fusing nuclei is converted into energy....   [tags: nuclear,atoms, radiation] 2027 words
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Nuclear Fusion: The Last “Microfrontier” - Imagine a world with almost limitless fuel, clean fuel. Envision a society that can harness the same process that powers the sun. Skeptics may say that this is impossible. In fact, an alternate source of energy exists, and so does the process to create it. Nuclear fusion, a process in which the Helium 3 isotope is utilized is the rapture in which the U.S.A., and the world, could produce a great amount of energy as an alternative to petroleum. Whether nuclear fusion produces a substantial amount of energy for the U.S....   [tags: Energy]
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What are Fusion Centers? - Introduction Fusion centers are easily described by their name. They are a collaboration between several different agencies that combine to form one united Criminal Justice front against terrorism. All agencies, such as the FBI, Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and local police work together by analyzing and gathering potential information on threats and possible terrorist attacks against the United States. They also serve as a sort of hub to pass out information needed to other agencies. The making of Fusion Centers help make local law enforcements more capable in responding and fighting terror threats....   [tags: collaboration, agencies, criminal justice]
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Fusion Cuisines in America - A mix of different regional culinary traditions on a plate, fusion cuisines are the innovative and approachable versions of traditional and regional dishes. Today, America has become a multitude of racial groups, where a fusion movement has emerged. The concept of fusion cooking became popularized in America during the 1970’s due to a steady influx of immigrants in the Progressive Era. Fusion food gained societal acceptance in America during World War II when overseas service introduced it to American soldiers stationed in foreign countries....   [tags: diet, culture, tradition, culinary, immigrants]
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Stars and Nuclear Fusion - ... In 1990, the first space-based optical telescope, “the Hubble Space Telescope”, was launched, providing the deepest, most detailed visible-light view of the universe. There is estimated to be over 400 billion stars in the galaxy, with as many as 500 billion galaxies in the universe. It is almost impossible to count all the stars in the universe without the correct form of equipment. NASA has been in search of finding “Planet X” by using stars as a source of help to determine the planets existence....   [tags: hydrogen and helium, sun] 657 words
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Cold Fusion - Many doubts are still present in the world regarding bringing an end to fossil fuels reign in the world. Gas and oil have become the world’s biggest dependent. About 90% of the Earth’s energy resources are from fossil fuels. While scientist search for new ways to produce energy, some scientist seems to believe that there is hope in nuclear reactions. Physics may hold the key to our existence. Progressions in science ensure that we increase our knowledge in energy resources, like cold fusion, to make life easier....   [tags: physics, renewable energy, energy ]
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Lumbar fusion - In 1993, Will, a 49-year-old pipeline welder started experiencing back pain. At first he believed the pain was due to normal muscle strain after working hard on the job, but many years later the pain still hadn't subsided, and had become increasingly worse. In 2002, Will was experiencing higher levels of pain in his lower back, and pain traveling down the back of his left leg. Over the course of a year this pain grew into a stabbing sensation in his thigh, that would come and go in electric shock like bursts....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Back Pain] 1761 words
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Nuclear Fusion: The Path to Limitless Energy - July 16th, 1945 fusion was artificially created for the first time, this set into motion the idea that fusion was originally wanted for by intellectuals. The idea that humanity could fuse atoms to create energy was the ideal future for fusion and a path to limitless energy. It’s been almost 70 years and humanity has yet to achieve the point of fusion. Humanity has tried for the last 70 years to bring the energy source of the sun to earth and it hasn’t been achieved, but we have created 3 approaches that will hopefully bring the power of the stars to earth within the next 30 years: Cold Fusion, Inertial Confinement, and Magnetic Confinement....   [tags: gamma rays, nuclear physics]
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Nuclear Fusion Possibilities - Nuclear Fusion Possibilities In our classroom while were studying the process that the sun uses to create its own energy I started to think about the possibility of us humans harnessing the same power the sun uses to keep us warm, this is by means of fusion. The definition of fusion from our chemistry textbook is “Combining two light nuclei to form a heavier nucleus.”(1) My first goal in this research paper is to see first see what the requirements are to be able to facilitate nuclear fusion. My second is to see the availability of these requirements, and current restraints....   [tags: physics, energy]
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Methods of Fusion - Methods of Fusion Abstract Nuclear fusion was discussed in this paper. First, the reader is given an introduction to nuclear power and is then led to fission/fusion. Fusion is discussed as being better than fission and reasons are given as to why that is so. Fusion methods are then discussed and current and planned machines are placed for discussion. Lastly, the machines are summarized. Introduction Today, you hear news about nuclear power. But what is nuclear power. Well, in an atom, there is a force known as the strong nuclear force, which exists in atoms....   [tags: Nuclear] 1428 words
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Fission Or Fusion - Fission or Fusion I think that right now, fission is the only way that we can get more energy out of a nuclear reaction than we put in. First, the energy per fission is very large. In practical units, the fission of 1 kg (2.2 lb) of uranium-235 releases 18.7 million kilowatt-hours as heat. Second, the fission process initiated by the absorption of one neutron in uranium-235 releases about 2.5 neutrons, on the average, from the split nuclei. The neutrons released in this manner quickly cause the fission of two more atoms, thereby releasing four or more additional neutrons and initiating a self-sustaining series of nuclear fissions, or a chain reaction, which results in continuous rele...   [tags: essays research papers] 1301 words
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Fusion is The Future of Energy - Fusion is The Future of Energy Abstract: Fusion energy is the same energy that provides the power for that of our sun and other stars. An example of Fusion energy is when two separate hydrogen atoms combine to form one helium atom. In this process some of the mass of the hydrogen is converted into energy. This energy is very powerful and is considered inexhaustible by the scientific community. But the ability to control this energy seems to be out of our reach. The "heating, compressing, and confining of hydrogen plasmas is very challenging." (NIF, 2007) Even so, many facilities such as NIF still try to learn the secrets of Fusion....   [tags: Clean Power Alternative Energy Global Warming]
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Nuclear Fusion is the Power of Tomorrow - ABSTRACT The demand of energy is growing, causing the energy crisis to worsen. A new source of energy must be found before fossil fuels run out. Nuclear fusion is a possible way of producing electricity. The D-T and D-3He reactions can produce enough energy to last thousands of years because there is a virtually limitless amount of deuterium on Earth, and tritium and helium-3 can be made from deuterium. Therefore, nuclear fusion is a promising environment-friendly source of energy. INTRODUCTION Our growing need of energy has always been a problem....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Fusion - Fusion For centuries, humankind has looked at the stars, and for just as many years humankind has tried to explain the existence of those very same stars. Were they holes in an enormous canvas that covered the earth. Were they fire-flies that could only be seen when the Apollo had parked his chariot for the night. There seemed to be as many explanations for the stars as there were stars themselves. Then one day an individual named Galileo Galilei made an astounding discovery: the stars were replicas of our own sun, only so far away that they seemed as large as pin pricks to the naked eye....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Image Fusion Technique Based on PCA and Fuzzy Logic - ... Registration is the overlaying two images or more of the same scene taken at different times or by different sensors . The registration is a crucial step in many image analysis tasks like image fusion, change detection, ect. In this paper; the ground control point technique is used to register the MS images to the Pan image as reference image. The ground control points method is described as the points on the earth of known location used as georeference for the scene image. All MS images in this paper are registered and The Pan image is used as reference image; see figure 2....   [tags: phase, analysis, image] 716 words
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The Progress and Setbacks in the Development of Commercial Nuclear Fusion - In modern, first-world countries it is difficult to imagine life without the benefits of electricity. Yet this luxury often puts a strain on the human race’s financial and environmental responsibilities. For the nearly 1.2 billion people worldwide (The World Bank) without electricity nuclear fusion represents one of the most efficient potential energy sources being developed this century. The chemical properties of the fuel being manipulated by fusion technology promise an energy return far greater than what is needed to initialize a reaction....   [tags: Tritium Isotopes, Inertial Confinement]
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Synesthesia and the Implications of Sensory Fusion - Synesthesia and the Implications of Sensory Fusion Synesthesia is defined as the sensation produced at a point other than or remote from the point of stimulation, as of a color from hearing a certain sound.[1] (From the Greek, syn=together+aesthesis=to perceive). In common language synesthesia is an involuntary blending of the senses by some people, which allows them to see colors when looking at numbers, for instance. This is a topic that was introduced over a century ago, but has not been taken serious until recently with the development of tests capable of testing whether or not the condition was real....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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H.D.: The Fusion of Classicism and Modernity - H.D.: The Fusion of Classicism and Modernity With foundations rooted deeply in an appreciation for and understanding of classicism, H.D. fused ancient Grecian literature, thinking and mythology with modernistic feminism, bisexuality and psychoanalysis to establish for herself a prominent voice among her contemporaries. Born Hilda Doolittle in 1886 to Helen and Charles Doolittle, her education was fostered by the intellectual curiosity of her parents (an artist and an astronomer, respectively) and the proximity of The University of Pennsylvania....   [tags: Hilda Doolittle Essays]
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Cold Fusion Research Paper - Cold Fusion Research Paper As the world becomes more aware of the growing need for a more abundant energy supply, one energy source has been swept under the carpet and virtually ignored. This source is cold fusion. Cold fusion is: “A reaction that occurs under certain conditions in supersaturated metal hydrides (metals with lots of hydrogen or heavy hydrogen dissolved in them). It produces excess heat, helium, and a very low level of neutrons. In some experiments the host metal has been transmuted into other elements....   [tags: Energy Research Papers] 3563 words
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IEE Article Review: The Nuclear Fusion of a Hydrogen Atom - ... Characteristics of such a process would be clean, safe, efficient, and cost effective. The “should be” value of this process is clean energy from a resource that is not usable for any other purpose. A “should be” system would look like is obtain nuclear rod, put it into system, convert nuclear materials to energy, no waste left over. Now for the “as is” section of this process starting with understanding our purpose established in the “should be” section. The reason for the purpose is that we are slowing destroying the earth with the massive amounts of CO2 emissions and if we don’t find an alternative source for energy we will have to either give up harnessing energy all together or keep...   [tags: nuclear plant, laser, alternative fuels]
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Theories on Cell Fusion - Theories on Cell Fusion Endosymbiotic theory commonly asserts that the eukaryotic endomembranes and cytoskeleton originated and formed a type of proto-eukaryotes that started engulfing and using other prokaryotes, thus explaining the presence of bacterial genes in mitochondria. Many scientists are now contesting this idea based on new data. This new data shows that some of the machinery for transcription and translation of DNA may be from archaea, instead of the theory that most or all genetic information came from an engulfed bacterial cell....   [tags: Biology Microbiology]
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Nuclear Fusion - Nuclear Fusion For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic force of repulsion. This can occur either when one nucleus is accelerated to high energies by an accelerating device, or when the energies of both nuclei are raised by the application of very high temperature. The latter method, referred to the application of thermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy. Enough energy is produced in thermonuclear fusion to suck the paint of 1 city block of houses and give all of the residents permanent orange Afros....   [tags: essays research papers] 2385 words
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Cold Fusion - Cold Fusion: The Continuing Mystery In March of 1989, a discovery was made that rocked the scientific world. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischman had announced that they were able to create and sustain a cold fusion process. After intense media attention, and corresponding interest in future test, the subject seemed to have faded away. Future tests proved inconclusive, and when the quick promise of easy energy didn’t materialize, most quickly forgot the subject. Little is said about the continuing research in the scientific community to further our understanding of the free energy enigma....   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Nuclear Fusion a Feasible Source of Power - Is Nuclear Fusion a Feasible Source of Power. Abstract: Nuclear fusion may be an effective solution to the energy problem in today?s world. Fusion is environmentally friendly and has the potential to generate massive amounts of power. It is evident that the Sun?s power is fueled by nuclear fusion. Recent advancements such as ITER and NIF may bring us closer to being able to use fusion. We find that nuclear fusion is a long-term solution to a continuing problem. Introduction: Since the Industrial Age, energy from fossil fuels has become widespread....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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Intertial Confinement Fusion - Missing Figures INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION 1. Introduction / Beginnings In the 1940s during the development of nuclear explosives, the inertial confinement approach to fusion was born. Weapons researchers determined that by use of high energy sources, such as the fission reaction, light nuclei could be fused, thus creating intense fusion energy. Scientists in the controlled fusion camp also realized that tight compression of fuel pellets could increase the fusion reaction rate which is proportional to fuel density....   [tags: Nuclear]
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Hydrogen Fusion is the Future Source of Energy - Hydrogen Fusion, the Future Source of Energy Abstract The world is currently in an energy crisis with no end in sight. Many technologies can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and have the possibility of ending the energy crisis. Hydrogen fusion holds great promise with its no pollution energy output. If more energy can be created than is used to start the fusion process, the energy crisis might become a thing of the past. Over half of the energy used now comes from fossil fuels, which is around 2.77*10^14 KJ in 2003....   [tags: Energy Power Global Warming]
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The Viability of Fission and Fusion for our Planet - The Viability of Fission and Fusion For our planet As the global population increases exponentially, having passed six billion in 1999, the world population is expected to be 8.9 billion by the year 2050. The worlds energy consumption will increase by an estimated 54 percent by 2025. Energy demand in the industrialized world is projected to grow 1.2 percent per year. Energy is a critical component of sustained economic growth and improved standards of living. One of the major requirements for sustaining human progress is an adequate source of energy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1071 words
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Opportunity Assesment at Double Fusion Company - Chosen Company: Double Fusion Inc. Every Entrepreneur establishes and estimate opportunities while aiming to find one that suits their capabilities and interests. With no doubt in order to start a new venture, good opportunities and right timing are essentials, anticipates a result to supply independence and a decent economic return. Double Fusion was founded in Jerusalem, an in-game content system and advertising company, which has made their potential opportunity to a now worldwide leading independent provider of in-game advertising....   [tags: Strategic Management] 1549 words
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Magical Realism: A Fusion of Dream and Reality - Magical Realism: A Fusion of Dream and Reality Franz Roh originally coined the term magical realism as pertaining to art, magical realism also evolved as a form of literary writing that began in the Latin and Central American countries. Magical realism is an amalgamation of the real and unreal, a fusion of dream and reality, and confusion within clarity. Magical realism became known for changing the way in which one thinks. Instead of seeing the ordinary and mundane, the Magical Realist brings a spark of life to the imagination that in turn enlightens the reader on a whole new level of thinking....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Magical Realism as a Fusion of Fantasy and Reality - Magical Realism as a Fusion of Fantasy and Reality      One month ago, I had never heard of Magical Realism. Since reading the four essays by Franz Roh, Angel Flores, Luis Leal and Amaryll Chanaday and various internet articles, I have a much better understanding of Magical Realism - what it is, how it applies to literature, how it applies to art, and its theory, history, and style.   Magical Realism is a fusion of fantasy and reality. According to Flores, it is a "transformation of common and everyday into the awesome and unreal" (114)....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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The Fusion of Content and Form in Sonnet 29 - The Fusion of Content and Form in Sonnet 29 One of the most popular of the fixed poetic forms in English literature is the sonnet. Attributed to the Italian poet Petrarch in the fourteenth century, the sonnet is still used by many contemporary writers. The appeal of the sonnet lies in its two-part structure, which easily lends itself to the dynamics of much human emotional experience and to the intellectual mode of human sensibility for argument based on complication and resolution. In the last decade of the sixteenth century, sonnet writing became highly fashionable following the publication of Sir Philip Sydney’s sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella, published in 1591....   [tags: English Literature] 1955 words
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Performance of a Hybrid Vehicle Compared to a Gasoline Vehicle: Ford Fusion 2013 SE - Around the year of 1893, the first gasoline American car with an internal combustion engine was built and since that year until the late 18th century electric vehicles were introduced in the United States. Moreover, the Hybrid Lohner-Porsche became the first car that runs on gasoline and electricity. Hybrid combined two, the electric and the internal combustion engine propulsion systems, or more power sources to drive the vehicle. The new hybrid vehicles are more efficient and powerful in the term of technology and economy; it provides an improved car that is environmental friendly....   [tags: internal combustion engine, efficiency, technology]
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Image Fusion Technique Based on PCA and Fuzzy Logic Part 2 - ... the output is fused image. Every input image consists of pixels. each pixel value has the range [0,255], so they have 256 gray levels. Divide the 256 gray levels into the five fuzzy sets (VL, L, M, H, VH). we used the same fuzzy set for inputs and outputs because of the inputs and the outputs are gray image which have 256 gray levels. 2) Membership Functions : The membership function is used to demonstrate the distribution and clustering of the pixel values, and allows the best fusion operators and the decision rules for image fusion....   [tags: sets, represent, systems] 652 words
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Solar System: How The Sun Produces Light and Heat? - How the Sun Produces Light and Heat. The sun is a star that is medium sized among the star categories. Solar system is pivoted around the sun. The sun is a primary source of light and heat for earth which is responsible for keeping the temperature of earth in a reasonable range that is sustaining life. There has been considerable debate on the source of heat and light that the sun emits. In 1850s scientists believed that the when gravitational force is converted into heat energy a light is produced....   [tags: nuclear reactions, fusion, stars] 1440 words
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James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof's Research on Transport Vesicles - ... It was also found that if temperatures became to high or to low, it would lead to a build up of vesicles at key locations, and prohibit cell transport. When the temperature became to hot class I genes would cause a change in the organelle and cell membranes that would not allow vesicles to bind to target sites, so they could carry out their protein transport. To correct this a class II gene would need to come in and consume the build up of vesicles at target sites to complete the cellular transportation....   [tags: cells, fusion, genes] 645 words
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Nuclear Energy -- The Fukushima Disaster - Humans have long been faced with the challenge of finding a sustainable source of energy that will produce enough electricity to maintain the standard of living they have become accustomed to. Burning coal and other fossil fuels was the primary solution before nuclear energy was discovered. It was thought to be much better for the environment because usually there were not dangerous chemicals released into the atmosphere, but concerns have been raised about its health effects. There are two types of nuclear power: fusion and fission....   [tags: fusion, nuclear accidents, radiation]
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Radioisotopes and their Medical Uses - A radioisotope is an isotope that emits radiation as it has nuclear instability(Prostate Cancer; Fusion imaging helps target greater doses of radiation).Those who are not too familiar with radioisotopes may think their use is for harmful radiation, nuclear weapons, and the possibility of turning into a giant, raging, green monster. However, there are much more positive uses for radioisotopes. There have been many medical advances thanks to the benefit and practice of radioisotopes in nuclear medicine....   [tags: health, cancer, fusion imaging]
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Constructing Complex Synthetic Gene Circuits - ... TALES with either low dissociation constant (Kd = 1.3±0.3, T8) or with high dissociation constant (Kd= 240±40, T1) were selected (Meckler et al, 2013). Each of the TALEs recognizes a specific 19 bp target DNA sequence.Two families of target modules were constructed. One of the modules was based on regulated tetracycline promoter, PTet, and other was based on a family of constitutive promoter, PConst, generating different level of outputs. Target modules contain two types of TALE binding site, TBS1 or TBS8....   [tags: fusion of TALEs and riboswitches]
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Alternative Energy - Cold Fusion, Past, Present, and Future - Cold Fusion: Past, Present, and Future       Although many people have heard of cold fusion, most do not know the history of cold fusion or the current information about cold fusion. The history of cold fusion is short, but it may have an intriguing future. In this paper, the history of cold fusion will be examined, the current information on cold fusion will be described, the "how" of cold fusion will be explained, and the practical applications and the future of cold fusion will be discussed....   [tags: Technology Essays]
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Creating Energy from Deuterium - Tritium Fusion - Deuterium-Tritium Fusion Abstract The energy crisis is upon us. Fossil fuels are expected to be totally depleted within the next ten to fifty years. We need an energy source that can consistently output lots of energy and be easily operated. Deuterium-Tritium fusion appears to be the best and most effective way to produce energy. By fusing the two isotopes of Hydrogen in to the heavier element Helium large quantities of energy are released. D-T fusion is the safest form of fusion, producing no waste and no harmful radioactive atoms....   [tags: Alternative Energy Power]
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Compare Nuclear Fusion vs. Nuclear Fission - Compare Nuclear Fusion vs. Nuclear Fission Nuclear energy must be a consideration for the future with the rapidly depleting supply of fossil fuels. This type of energy can be created through nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Nuclear fission is the splitting of a heavy atom into two or more parts, releasing huge amounts of energy. The release of energy can be controlled and captured for generating electricity. Nuclear fusion involves bombarding hydrogen atoms together to form helium....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 667 words
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Green Energy or Environmentaly Friendly Technology - Green energy Green Technology, or environmently friendly technology, is technology that does not harm the environment, One reason green energy is superior to other engergy sources, is it does noto deplete the Earths natural resources. Another great reason to use green energy is it does not harm the environnment when making energy as much as other ways. One of the best ways of creating green energy is through wind turbines.Wind turbines generate electricty through kinetic energy from the wind. When wind blows and catches on the blades they spin, which then makes a generater convert that into usable energy....   [tags: cold fusion, alternative sources of energy]
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Edward Teller’s Eccentricities and Their Effect upon Nuclear Weapons Development - From the development of the atomic bomb to the revocation of Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance in 1954 (“Oppenheimer Security Hearing”), Edward Teller has been an important figure in the top secret scientific community. He endlessly pursued the hydrogen bomb and was instrumental in Oppenheimer’s security clearance being revoked. These actions and his complete refusal to do calculations or other “grunt work” as he saw it, caused tensions at Los Alamos along with the rest of the scientific community, and slowed the development of nuclear weapons....   [tags: sciencie, fusion bomb, atomic bomb]
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How to Lead a Culturally Diverse Team - How to Lead a Culturally Diverse Team: R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr. once said, “Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination” (Alyn). Diversity is something that we come across everyday of our lives. Leading a culturally diverse team should be done carefully, not to discriminate or show bias for one decision making style verses another (Laroche, 2003). The Fusion Approach: The fusion approach is based on coexistence of differences and meaningful participation. These two elements of collaboration ensure reachable goals effectively and creatively....   [tags: traditional, fusion approach, global teams]
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The Global Trends - In the world that we live in today, it is something that has many effects on what if that may happen depending on certain scenarios. The Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds has the information that may help the United States depending on the future that we take on to better the country has a whole. In the fusion scenario, the World élite countries have joined to impose a ceasefire. In this scenario fusion should be a realistic item that could possible happen with the United States and other key countries like china, working together to fix certain issues....   [tags: future scenarios, alternative worlds, fusion]
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Plasma: The Power of the Sun - As we enter the 21st century the average human's life is dictated by the production and quantity of energy. This energy is produced in many different forms, from fossil fuel to hydro and solar power. Though this production of energy has sufficed up till now, a realization has occurred that the depletion of our current sources is imminent. As a result of this energy crisis, a race to find an alternative energy supply has been put forth. Through plasma fusion's nearly inexhaustible supply of fuel, its lack of greenhouse gases and the amazing spin-off technologies that have developed through plasma research, it is the answer to the current energy crises....   [tags: physics science plasma fusion energy] 1994 words
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Fusion of Cultures in the Music of Louis-Moreau Gottschalk - The American composer and pianist, Louis-Moreau Gottschalk (1829 – 1869), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the most culturally diverse areas in America during his time. His father, Edward Gottschalk, was of German-Jewish heritage, and his mother, Aimée de Bruslé, was a Creole of French-Roman Catholic background. The Bruslé family had fled from Haiti to New Orleans because of the rising slave rebellion. Also, his maternal Grandmother Bruslé and Sally, her African-American nurse, were originally from Saint-Dominque....   [tags: Music]
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Heiji Monogatari Emaki: Fusion of Onna-e and Otoko-e - Yamato-e and Emaki During the Heian period (794-1185 C.E), Japan experienced significant cultural growth. The Heian period was the longest time of peace in the nation’s history. The arts, literature and handwriting were cultivated into something that was completely Japanese. No longer was China seen as the exemplar of the nation, Japan during the Heian period turn towards its self to build its countries social, cultural, and aesthetics taste. With the distinction between what was considered Japanese and what was foreign terms were created to identify what was consider Japanese art yamato-e (Japanese paintings) and what was Chinese art kara-e (Chinese paintings)....   [tags: Japanese art, Heian period]
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Overview of Metalcore and Deathcore - Blast Beats and Breakdowns Music is an excellent way for everyone to connect and get along, Music is also an important part in everyone’s life. There are many different genres in music, including country, rap, reggae, metal, rock, and many more. This essay will focus on a certain genre, metalcore. Metalcore is a blend of hardcore punk and extreme metal, and has a distinguished use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages that are conducive to moshing. Pioneering bands in metalcore such as Hogan’s Heroes, Earth Crisis, and Integrity are described to lean more towards hardcore punk, whereas later bands, like Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, and The Devil Wears Prada are described a...   [tags: Music Culture, Fusion Genre]
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Different Types of Nuclear Energy - ... In the next stage each deuterium nucleus combines with a hydrogen nucleus to form helium-3. In the final stage two helium nuclei combine to form a helium nucleus and two more hydrogen nuclei. A nuclear reactor is a device in which controlled fission is used to produce energy. Power plants generate electricity by rotating coils in a magnetic field. The energy produced by the fission of uranium provides heat which turns water into steam which then turns the turbines, generating electricity. Nuclear reactors are becoming a more common source of electricity with 77% of France’s electricity coming from nuclear reactors....   [tags: nuclear fission and nuclear fussion] 1102 words
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How the Sun Produces Light and Heat - When we look up into the sky, what do we see. During the day, we often will find the sun. The sun is much more than a ball of fire that we see in our daily lives. The sun gives earth life, from the condition of the season to the life that is produced. Overall, when we think of the sun we think of heat and light but one might question; how does the sun produce the heat and light that is necessary for earth to sustain life. The sun is also known as a star, just like the stars we see at night that illuminate the night sky....   [tags: temperature, hydrogen, nuclear fussion]
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The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - ... According to Wikipedia, the fusion of deuterium and tritium will release thrice the energy of uranium 235 and will be more effective in the production of energy than chemical reactions such as burning coal as a means of energy. Once the fusion process commences, neutrons will emit from extremely reactive zones of plasma, in which they will simply cross over the magnetic field because of charge neutrality (an insulator). As neutrons are the particles which receive the predominant amount of energy, they will be the primary source of energy used by ITER....   [tags: plasma, helium, energy]
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Nuclear Energy: Lise Meithner and Otto Frisch - Fission reactors were the beginning of nuclear reactors, developed from the discovery of atoms and the discovery made by Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch that bombarding Uranium atoms with neutrons causes the atom to split while simultaneously giving off energy (“History of Nuclear Energy,” n.d.). This has led to the creation of the fission reactor. Fission reactors work using chain reactions controlled by the control rods. The energy is given off by Uranium atoms splitting which cause water in another section to turn into steam and power a turbine that is connected to a generator that changes the heat energy to usable electricity, as shown in the Figure below....   [tags: fission reactors, Chernobyl disaster]
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David Beckham's Soccer Field of Dreams - If you build it, will they come. That is the question facing David Beckham and his fellow Major League Soccer investors today. Many critics will say South Florida is a soccer cemetery, at least for the domestic game. There are tombstones marked Gatos, Toros, Miami FC, Fusion and a few with the legendary Strikers nickname that lives on in the new NASL. However, a bit of digging shows Miami is not the graveyard it is supposed to be. I grew up here. I remember listening to the Miami Toros play on my transistor radio....   [tags: league, florida, investors] 1049 words
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The Patent Process - In patent protection, organizations are gaining knowledge in finding the protection it needs to secure their inventions. The question of who had invented the technology is the role Japan played in Fusion's international strategy and the public policy implications of the dispute. Power can mean several things to different people. For some, the more power they have, the more successful they feel and for others power served of no interest at all. To start off, the recommended course of actions to take in filing a patent to secure patent protection would include having a patent search with detailed patentability assessment, this would mean determining if the invention can be patented....   [tags: Law] 1247 words
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The Effect of the Hydrogen Bomber Crash over Spain - Most people would expect that the United States Air Force (USAF) hasn’t had very many accidents involving nuclear weaponry, especially due to the fact that our military is very advanced and takes many safety precautions, but when it comes to these incredibly powerful weapons, the Air Force has actually had some shocking accidents in the past. Since nuclear bombs in the United States were made, there have been dozens of accidents involving these weapons. One of the accidents involving the hydrogen bomb was the B-52 bomber crash over Palomares, Spain on January 17th, 1966....   [tags: nuclear weaponry, accidents]
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The Role of Virus Receptor Recognition in the Determination of Pathogenesis - Viruses are small infectious particles consist of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), an outer coat called capsid and sometimes a glycoprotein envelope. While some viruses have RNA as a genetic material such as hepatitis C virus, others have DNA such as poxviruses. Some studies consider viruses as a non-living organisms because of the fact that they cannot reproduce and synthesize their essential materials independently (NCBI, 2004). Viruses can infect bacteria, animals and plants (UXL Encyclopedia of Science, 2002)....   [tags: Micobiologyy Essays]
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Helium-3, is it a Feasible Source of Energy? - This investigation refers to a new source of energy called Helium-3. Helium-3 is a rare isotope of Helium, found in very small quantities on Earth. The problem is finding an abundant source of it, which might be the moon where large quantities accumulated over billions of years. There are scientists who opine that Helium-3 could be mined and brought from the moon at a cost-effective price, given that Helium-3 can be so efficiently transformed into energy. Helium-3 is also a cleaner, or even a nuclear waste-free source of energy, depending on the fusion process chosen....   [tags: moon, extraction, cost]
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Ice Thermal Energy Storage Systems - Introduction Many studies on thermal energy storage systems using ice have been reported for load leveling of electric power [1]. In particular, in a dynamic ice thermal energy storage system, cold thermal energy can be transported directly because fluid ice slurry is used as a phase change material. Moreover, ice slurries are applicable for heavy thermal loads because they have high melting heat transfer rate. However, characteristics of ice slurries in fundamental processes including generation, storage, transportation, melting and so forth, have not been described yet....   [tags: Physics] 1282 words
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Alprolix: Innovation in Treatment for Patients with Deficient or Dysfunctional Factor IX - ... It is believed that FcRn enables Alprolix to use a naturally occurring pathway to extend the plasma half-life. Alprolix is ultimately the first long acting Coagulation Factor IX treatment, decreasing frequent product infusions and improving patient care management. CLASS/TYPE OF PRODUCT Alprolix is classified as a therapeutic biological recombinant plasma derivative, because of its active ingredient Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant), Fc Fusion Protein is a recombinant fusion protein comprising the human Coagulation Factor IX sequence linked to the Fc domain of human immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1)....   [tags: hemophilia B, Christmas disease, Biogen Idec]
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The Hydrogen Bomb: Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller - Melissa Jordine said that “1949 proved to be a pivotal year,” and she would be correct (Cold War). It was the middle of the Cold War and tensions were high between the Soviet Union and the United States. The US had consistently opposed Russia’s communist government, but had become even more vehement in their hostilities once Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the USSR, announced his intentions to overthrow capitalist systems worldwide, which included the system that the United States boasted (Cold War)....   [tags: soviet union, US, thermonuclear weapon]
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Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts - On September 11, 2001 a national tragedy struck the nation. The terrorist group, al-Qaeda, hijacked 4 passenger airlines and performed multiple suicide attacks at locations such as New York and Washington, D.C. This event struck fear in the American people as this was the largest event that caused the highest lost of lives from a foreign attack on the country. Following the event, the national government was forced to act quickly. The incumbent president at the time, George W. Bush, was left with a difficult task on how to deal with this threat and possible future threats....   [tags: terrorism, al-Qaeda, Homeland Security Act]
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Xin Niuyue: A Bustling Metropolis Built on the Ruins of New York City - ... While the air and water vehicles will work like any other water and air transit, the MagTrans work using a powerful electromagnetic field produced by the track. We have spread out Xin Niuyue’s massive population by embodying it into three vertical layers. Strong, sturdy, sheets of reinforced glass separate the floors and give the illusion of walking on air. Elevators and walkways make the city easily traversed. Our city uses pneumatic tubes to distribute goods, luggage, and mail throughout the city....   [tags: imaginary cities] 742 words
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Evaluatiion of the Surgical Outcome of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Using Various Methods - Background: Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (LDS) is a degenerative slippage of the lumbar vertebrae. We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcome of degenerative spondylolisthesis with neural decompression, pedicular screw fixation, reduction, and posterolateral fusion. Methods: This before-after study was carried out on 45 patients (37 female and 8 male) with LDS operated from August 2008 to January 2011. The patients’ pain and disability were assessed by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) questionnaire....   [tags: Lumbar Vertebrae, Neural, Clinical Study] 2302 words
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Improving Physical Security by Improving Indoor Security Surveillance - Introduction As the topic name suggests this thesis paper is a great stride forward for improving physical security by improving indoor security surveillance. Physical security is a multilayered phenomenon comprising of: • Environmental Design that deters threats • Access control which restricts access to unauthorized entities • Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) • Identification and incident verification(video surveillance) Objective The objective of this research was to improve indoor security by expanding the intrusion detection to support the functionality of Automatic Intruder Identification and Tracking System (AIITS) through [1]: • Describing an architecture for the AIITS, built upon B...   [tags: design, architecture, video] 665 words
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Stellar Life Cycle of High and Low-Mass Stars - ... Both low and high-mass protostars then become main-sequence stars as the hydrogen fusion holds their gravitational contractions in stasis and they become stable. In this state, they glow and burn hydrogen in their core, converting it into helium through nuclear fusion. The stages of a stars stellar lifecycle that follow after the main sequence star phase depend predominately on the mass of the star. This is also indicative of why we observe the existence of a diverse array of remnants from stellar evolution....   [tags: Evolution Phases, Differences] 890 words
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Mesenchymal Stem Cells: The Possibilities are Endless - Mesenchymal stem cells have been used in treatments for years, however the general public was just unaware. Bone marrow transplants are stem cell therapies. Years ago, these transplants were expensive and uncommon, but today they are performed all the time. Conditions such as degenerative disk disease could be effectively treated without the need for long term medications to decrease the chance of host rejection, spinal surgeries, and would greatly improve the quality of life of the individual by continuing mesenchymal stem cell research....   [tags: treatments, bone marrow transplant, therapies]
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Miles Davis and His Music - Miles Davis is considered one of the most influential musical artists to ever exist. Coming from a jazz and bebop background Davis’ extravagant trumpet skills were unmatched. He was at the forefront of major innovations in music including bebop, cool jazz, modal jazz, and jazz-fusion. At the façade of jazz-fusion, Davis released two very successful and yet controversial albums -In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew- that incorporated innovative musical characteristics fusing elements of rock and jazz to create groundbreaking musical flow....   [tags: influential and notorious musical artists] 558 words
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Nobel Prize Awarded to Randy W. Schekman, James E. Rothman, and Thomas C. Südhof - ... Yeast cells, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that had mutated transport mechanisms established a genetic basis for vesicle transport and fusion to the plasma membrane. From these cells, it is possible to isolate regulatory genes that encoded proteins essential to intracellular transport. Kaiser and Schekman (1990) specifically analyzed the SEC proteins: manipulation by mutation reveals that construction of vesicles is dependent on SEC proteins, and that vesicles are able to form a COPII coat that contains these SEC proteins....   [tags: cells, vesicles, scientists] 820 words
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Astronomers Analyze Electromagneti Emissions of Stars and Constellations - ... Stars are born, evolve, and after millions or billions of years they die. Stars are formed in vast interstellar molecular clouds when gravity overpowers heat, which leads to disequilibrium in the cloud and causes contraction. Contraction and gravitational instability in the cloud lead to fragmentation that can lead to the formation of many stars. The fragmentation process takes several million years. Star formation occurs in stages beginning with the interstellar cloud, and then fragmentation, when fragmentation stops a protostar begins to form....   [tags: light, hydrogen, temperature] 911 words
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