Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Repulsion is a feeling of dislike or hostility towards someone or something. When you are repulsed, you feel a strong dislike for the person or thing.

  • I was repulsed by the smell of the rotting food.
  • I was repulsed by the sight of the blood.

Tokamaks are fusion reactors. They are a type of fusion reactor that uses a magnetic field to hold the plasma in place. This makes it possible to heat the plasma to very high temperatures, which is what makes it possible to create a fusion reaction.

  • The tokamak is a very new type of fusion reactor, and it's still in development.
  • The tokamak is still in development, and it isn't very efficient.

Squashes are a type of vegetable that are usually cooked and eaten as a side dish. They are usually boiled or steamed, and they have a soft, squishy texture.

  • Squashes are a type of vegetable that you can eat boiled or steamed.

The billionth is a number that is very large. It's equal to 1,000,000,000. This number is so large that it's impossible to say it with words.

  • The billionth baby was born this week.

When someone is shortchanged, they are treated unfairly. They may be given less than they deserve, or they may not be given anything at all.

  • She was shortchanged on her pay, and she's not happy about it.
  • The company shortchanged the employees by not giving them a raise.

Afterthought is a term that is often used in conversation to refer to something that was not thought of before. It can also be used to describe an idea or plan that was not originally part of the discussion.

  • The afterthought was that they should invite the other team too.
  • The afterthought was that they should play the game on Saturday instead of Sunday.

A magnetized object is attracted to a magnet. This is because the magnet has a stronger force than the electric force that is holding the object together.

  • The iron was strongly magnetized, which is why it was so strong.
  • The magnetized object was easily attracted to the magnet.

Doable means that something is possible and reasonable. It's usually used in a negative sense to describe something that is not very likely to happen.

  • The task is doable, but it will take a lot of time.
  • The task is not doable, because it's too difficult.