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The bizarre reactor that might save nuclear fusion

If you’ve heard of fusion energy, you’ve probably heard of tokamaks. These doughnut-shaped devices are meant to cage ionized gases called plasmas in …

Physics

5 Reasons Nuclear Energy Is Vital to EPA’s Clean Power Plan - Nuclear Energy Institute

Sept. 3, 2015—The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan requires power plants to cut carbon emissions by 32 percent below 2005 levels by …

MIT's groundbreaking mini fusion reactor could power the world within 10 years

Engineers at MIT spend a lot of time figuring out how to make things better, faster, and often smaller. Now, powerful new magnet technology has led …

China will start construction of a 600 MWe fourth generation nuclear reactor and it could be Terrapower traveling wave reactor

Construction of the Xipu fast neutron reactor nuclear power demonstrative project in east China’s Fujian province is designed to start at the end of …

A little black box makes it easy to unlock almost any iPhone even when it's secured with your fingerprint

The International Business Times reports that for just £120, anyone on the internet can buy specialist hardware that lets them hack into even the newest iPhones.<p><b>Here's how it works:</b><p>The main device used is called an IP-BOX. It works by "bruteforcing" iPhone passcodes, repeatedly guessing the …

Information Systems

Integrated Molten Salt Reactor should demonstrate the lowest lifetime cost of energy any known technology

Canada’s Terrestrial Energy Corporation is a leader in molten salt reactors. Nextbigfuture believes they have a good chance at creating an energy …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Boomerang Produces High-Quality Sound

The <b>FAVI Boomerang ($79.99 on Amazon)</b> is a dual wireless Bluetooth speaker with NFC connect. It's a portable home theater for your iPad. Honestly, I was shocked at how fabulous the sound quality was when I tested it out.<p>I paired it with my iPad and chose a random movie to watch. I don't watch movies …

Tech Trends

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Which is the must-have smartphone of 2014 so far?

If you're looking for a new smartphone among the dizzying number of choices, here is our guide to the top five newly released phones<p>A group of flagship smartphones – said to be the best of the best – have just been released, brimming with new technology, so it's time to ask: is the iPhone 5S still …

Thorium Powered Car Could Run 100 Years On Just 8 Grams of Fuel #energy

Details<p>It’s become increasingly clear that our modern day propulsion systems aren’t really needed anymore. New technologies are waiting to be …

Why nuclear power may be the only way to avoid geoengineering

Tom Wigley, a scientist at the University of Adelaide and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), is one of the world’s top climate …

PHOTOGRAPHY DRAWING (PhtD™) – MY BLACK AND WHITE (en)VISIONING AND PROCESSING METHOD - Julia Anna Gospodarou | Black and White Fine Art Photography and Architectural Photography

Photography Drawing – Black and white (en)Visioning and processing method<p>What is Photography Drawing (in short PhtD)?<p>Photography Drawing is my …

Energy Return on Investment

(<i>Updated November 2017)</i><p><b>Energy Return on (energy) Investment (EROI) is a fundamental thermodynamic metric applied to power generation, measuring</b> …

Coal the answer to energy poverty

<b>The world's cheapest, most versatile and abundant fuel - coal - must be a major part of the solution to global energy poverty, writes Brendan Pearson.</b><p>…

Fukushima Accident

<i>(Updated October 2017)</i><p><b>Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors,</b> …

Novel study puts Fukushima doses into perspective

<b>A newly published study of the radiation doses received by Fukushima residents has concluded that most people in the prefecture are unlikely to</b> …

Nuclear Energy: Past, Present, and Future

On Friday, March 28, 2014, I had the privilege of attending a symposium at Dartmouth College titled Three Mile Island 35th Anniversary Symposium: The …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Telegram now has 35M users, but can it be trusted?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Maksim Kabakou/Shutterstock<p>After WhatsApp revealed its sale to Facebook(s fb), some of its users decided they would …

Meet the Nymi Authentication Wristband

The onslaught of wearable devices is hit or miss right now. Most of the ones I’ve seen are of dubious value, but Bionym’s upcoming Nymi wristband has enormous potential to improve our lives.<p>The Nymi works by using your unique electrocardiogram (ECG) signals to act as a biometric authentication …

RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Turn your iPhone into a magic tape measure with this surprisingly adept tool.<p>Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but who's got time to …

Apps

Associated Press News

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

<b>Spoiler Alert</b>: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie …