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For forty years physicists have been trying to get controlled nuclear fusion. They've been taking poor little nuclei of heavy hydrogen-- we call 'em "deuterons"-- and crashing them together with brute force. Just a little while ago the news came out of Utah that you could do fusion in a pickle jar, without a lot of expensive equipment. If this turns out to be true, it could be as important to energy production as good old Enrico Fermi's first reactor in the University of Chicago squash courts, way back when.

Fusion Girl
by Bill Higgins
Copyright 1989 by William S. Higgins

I was working in the Fusion Lab late one night
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But I couldn't get my magnetic bottle to light
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Yeah, it was late at night
Yeah, it wouldn't light
Yeah, she was a Fusion Girl
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Then I met a chemist who was kinda pretty
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She told me that she came from Salt Lake City
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Yeah, she was kinda pretty
Yeah, she came from Salt Lake City
Yeah, she was a Fusion Girl
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She said, "You're wasting your time, and you're bound to lose"
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"Let me introduce you to a new way to fuse"
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Yeah, you're bound to lose
Yeah, a new way to fuse
Yeah, she was a Fusion Girl
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What Fermi did under a stadium
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She did with heavy water and palladium
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Yeah, he had a stadium
Yeah, she had palladium
Yeah, she was a Fusion Girl
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We made it together and it was so sweet
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Just a few neutrons and a whole lotta heat
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Yeah, it was so sweet
Yeah, a lotta heat
Yeah, she was a Fusion Girl
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