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On Sunday, July 9, TPTI will host a ScienceFest open house at 274 DP Road from 1:00-4:00 p.m.. Three events will be happening simultaneously. This is an opportunity to see a modern plasma physics experiment in operation. We will be making plasma discharges and taking data.
1. Emissions-free businesses and homes
TPTI has been an emissions-free business since 2020. More recently we have taken our home emissions free as well. There will be a short presentation on how this was done, how it works, how much it costs, and how it is saving us money.
Emissions-free home showing solar panels and heat pumps. Courtesy photo
2. Nuclear-fusion rockets for space exploration
One major problem with exploring Mars is that conventional chemical rockets take to long to get there. This exposes astronauts to large levels of radiation. We are working on a nuclear-fusion-fueled rocket to address this problem. The physics of this new system will be presented, followed by a tour of our plasma laboratory.
Conceptual design of a fusion-powered rocket
TPTI fusion experiment
3. Ts to Teslas: A century of automobiles
Seven vehicles spanning eleven decades will be displayed. See how automotive technology has evolved over the past 100 years. Two modern electric vehicles (EVs) along with their charging stations are included in the display. Done in collaboration with Preventech Automotive.
1928 Model A Sport Coupe
1955 Chevrolet Pickup Street Rod