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(Yahoo)   What happens when nuclear fusion goes wrong? "It implodes like a porcupine"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 8
    More: Strange, nuclear fusions, Atomic Nucleus, radioactive waste, kinetic energy, billionths, fusion reactors, National Ignition Facility, ITER  
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2013-10-01 01:48:24 PM  
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db2: Do... do porcupines do that?


The fossils of imploded porcupines are called geodes. Thought everyone knew that...
db2
2013-10-01 01:24:13 PM  
2 votes:
Do... do porcupines do that?
2013-10-01 11:54:42 AM  
2 votes:
I have never seen a porcupine implode, but I might be willing to pay for the privilege if the price were right.
2013-10-01 05:40:05 PM  
1 votes:
It looks more like a poop with knives in it.
2013-10-01 03:44:10 PM  
1 votes:

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: moistD: lilbjorn: I never heard of a porcupine imploding.  How does that work?

I assume it would be like a mol of moles

huh...I wonder if 6.02x10^23 moles would have enough mass that the gravity at the center would be strong enough to initiate a fusion reaction.


Nope.
2013-10-01 03:42:31 PM  
1 votes:

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: moistD: lilbjorn: I never heard of a porcupine imploding.  How does that work?

I assume it would be like a mol of moles

huh...I wonder if 6.02x10^23 moles would have enough mass that the gravity at the center would be strong enough to initiate a fusion reaction.


http://what-if.xkcd.com/4/
2013-10-01 02:15:14 PM  
1 votes:
That analogy makes about as much sense as a yodeling whale
2013-10-01 11:46:34 AM  
1 votes:
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