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        Fusion: The Hydrogen Bomb

        Just as scientific researchers discovered that heavy elements like uranium can separate into medium-weight elements via nuclear fission, they also found that lightweight elements can combine into medium-weight elements in a process called nuclear fusion. This video segment, adapted from American Experience, describes a hydrogen fusion bomb and shows that, although fission and fusion are the reverse processes of each other, both generate energy--and of these, fusion generates significantly more.

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