• Short Summary

    Scientists at UCLA, California's University in Los Angeles, are trying to ??? aminiature, artificial ????

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    1.
    GV Sun
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    2.
    GV Flare from Surface
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    3.
    GV Laboratory and experiment (2 shots)
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    4.
    GV Flares from surface of sun
    0.43

    5.
    GV Laboratory
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    6.
    CU's Magnetic bottle with plasma being compressed (4 shots)
    1.05

    7.
    SV Scientists interviewed (overlay shots of sun).
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    "Basic research is needed because we don't know how we can make a small sun on earth. Its a very hot mass of stuff, there are tornedos and flares on the sun, and we have to know how to control these things if we make one on earth."



    "Then sun burns at a temperature of about ten million degrees centigrade at the centre. The source of the sun's fiery energy is called plasma, which, scientists say, is the fourth state of matter, the state that follows steam. In laboratory experiments at UCLA, physicists are trying to create something like a miniature sun on earth. Their goal is to provide an almost limitless source of cheap clean energy for earth. The idea is to find a way to control the wild bursts of energy that afflict the sun in huge firestorms and hurricanes that appear to us on earth as sunspots. This is the energy of plasma at work. That energy, which can be condensed from mere drops of water, is what scientists are trying to bring under control for man's use. In the lab at UCLA they've created pure plasma and confined it to what they call a magnetic bottle. By squeezing the magnetic field and compressing the plasma, they can raise its temperature to about fifty thousand degrees. In bigger experiments the researchers are aiming at a temperature of fifty million degrees, five times that of the sun."




    Initials ET/1849 ET/1916



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Scientists at UCLA, California's University in Los Angeles, are trying to ??? aminiature, artificial ??? on earth.

    The sun derives its energy from plasma, which scientists say is the forth state of matter, one removed from steam. The researchers have created pure plasma and confined it within a magnetic foeld. By compressing the field they can raise the temperature to fifty thousand degrees. In bigger experimenta fifty million degrees has been reached, five times as hot as the sun.

    The goal of the research is to create an almost limitless source of cheap, clean energy for earth. But for this to succeed, the scientists must find a way of controlling the wild bursts of energy that cause hurrica???es and firestorms on the sun and appear as sunspots.

    A transcript follows fo what UCLA physicist Dr. Kenneth Mackenzie told Television News reporter Ken Gale (this interview is being serviced with the film):

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    Film ID:
    VLVABXPRMX3WCVY0KMCXCPKW89R0J
    Media URN:
    VLVABXPRMX3WCVY0KMCXCPKW89R0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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