basemetal: I hope they don't have a HOA.
BigLuca: Meh.When I was 17 I drank a half dozen glow sticks, farted in the bathtub and then screamed at the bubbles. Did I get a new article written about me and my precocious experiments in bio-sonoluminescence?? Noooooo...
Karac: rwfan: I am not liking any of the above analogies that "explain" the hundreds of millions of degree temperatures of the plasma of a fusor.Hey, it's an analogy - not an exact description. I was just trying to explain, as my pastor put it in a sermon once, 'how somebody could create something 6 million degrees Fahrenheit without burning up half the county'.
Ned Stark: Cow tipping is a myth.
Karac: Hack Patooey: zipdog: Hack Patooey: 600 million degrees?/skepticalHeat and temperature are two different properties. Temperature is related to the velocity of the particles in the plasma. To get fusion to happen, you have to get particles moving fast enough to collide before electrostatic repulsion pushes them apart. The density of the plasma is very low, so heat capacity of this system is likewise going to be very low.Thanks, that explains it./wait, no it doesnt//off to GoogleIt's 600 million degrees, but only in a very small area; small as in atomic-scale small. So if you took all that heat energy and spread it over a larger area, say an electric stovetop coil, you wouldn't even notice it.Here's an analogy - take a paperclip, straighten it out. Hold it by each end and start bending back and forth, back and forth. After a minute or so you can still hold onto the ends no problem, but if you touch the middle, you'll burn yourself.
Slaves2Darkness: Get that kid a scholarship outside of Wyoming STAT!
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