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(3rd Review) chain reaction
a reaction that is kept going by products of the reaction
(3rd Review) thermal pollution
the excess heating of the environment
(3rd Review) solar cell
a device that generates an electric current from sunlight
(3rd Review) muclear fission
the splitting of a nucleus with a large mass into two nuclei with smaller masses
(3rd Review) biomass conversion
getting energy from plant and animal materials by changing them into high-quality fuels
(3rd Review) hydroelectricity
the use of flowing water to generate electricity
(3rd Review) nuclear fusion
the merging of nuclei with smaller masses into a nucleus with a larger mass