What If We Could Build a Replica of the Sun on Earth?

Imagine what it would be like to have miniature version of our Sun right here on Earth. This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if we built a replica of the Sun on Earth. The Sun is an enormous nuclear fusion generator. Every second, it fuses 620 million tons of hydrogen into 606 […]

What If You Fell Into a Spent Nuclear Fuel Pool?

Uh oh. You just fell into a pool. With this thing. This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if you fell into a spent nuclear fuel rods. This is a spent nuclear fuel pool. And you’ve just accidentally fallen into it. But what exactly is this thing? This large pool of water is […]

What If Companies Had to Pay to Pollute our Earth?

Their operations are largely to blame for the climate crisis we now face. Their operations are largely to blame for the climate crisis we now face. A crisis that costs the world economy roughly $4.7 trillion A crisis that costs the world economy roughly $4.7 trillion in medical and social costs every year. This is […]

What If We Covered the Moon With Solar Panels?

Not too far from Earth is a giant space rock that has silently played host to just twelve people in its entire history. What would happen if we put our cosmic satellite to work by covering it with solar panels? This is WHAT IF, and here’s what would happen if we covered the Moon with […]