Nuclear Fusion

A former Made in Chelsea star is looking to raise £200m to build nuclear fusion reactors

Posted by Billy Wood on 09 Mar 2017<p>Former Made in Chelsea cast member, Richard Dinan, is hoping to raise £200m and crack one of the holy grails of …

Nuclear Energy

Could Tungsten Be the Key to Nuclear Fusion?

Inside the Alcator C-Mod tokamak fusion reactor. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) A fusion reactor is essentially a magnetic bottle containing …

Fusion Reactor

Germany's Billion-Dollar Nuclear Fusion Device Works With 'Unprecedented Accuracy'

Magnetic Precision<p>The methods by which we power the world — burning fossil fuels, capturing solar energy, etc. — are limited in their efficiency, and …

Nuclear Energy

Here's What Actually Happens in a Nuclear Fusion Reactor

This is how it looks to wrangle plasma.<p>The Sun may engage in nuclear fusion like it's no big deal, but attempting to make it happen here on Earth is perhaps one of the largest challenges that faces scientists today. On Earth, you can't rely on the mass of a giant star to help you out, and you also …

Fusion Reactor

New path suggested for nuclear fusion

Controlled nuclear fusion has been a holy grail for physicists who seek an endless supply of clean energy. Scientists at Rice University, the …

Physics

New path suggested for nuclear fusion: Scientists report quantum control of atoms may make fusion energy production more efficient

Scientists report quantum control of atoms may make fusion energy production more efficient<p>Scientists offer a glimpse into a possible new path toward …

Quantum Mechanics

How Can We Get Cheap, Clean Power From Nuclear Fusion?

Shutterstock<p><i>What are the most important unanswered questions in natural science that are likely to be answered by 2025? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Matthew J Moynihan, PhD in</b> …

Cold Fusion

Indian Scientists Working on a Plan to Harvest Helium-3 from the Moon

India is planned to meet all its energy requirements from resources from the Moon by 2030, said Dr Sivathanu Pillai, a professor at the Indian Space …

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear fusion: Why doughnut-shaped reactors are best for harnessing plasma

Max Planck scientist charts how fusion energy technology has changed since the 1980s.<p>Nuclear fusion offers the potential for unlimited, free and …

Nuclear Energy

Illustrated experiment: let's build a fusion reactor

Want clean, plentiful energy? Take some hydrogen, heat to a 150 million degrees....Hans-Stephan Bosch from Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics explains the process

Fusion Reactor

Is Technology Rather Than Conservation the Answer to Global Warming?

Given how far gone we are, should humanity turn to technology for solutions to global warming?<p>Scientists have reached consensus that the earth is warming up and our conservation policies are not doing enough to stop it. The question remains: if the political will for conservation isn't there, can …

Climate Change

Redefining planets: An answer in search of a question

29A group of astronomers is proposing a new definition of what a "planet" is, which would now include Pluto ... as well as a hundred other solar …

Astronomy

The Solar System: The Sun

<i>Then God made...the greater light to rule the day. (Genesis 1:16</i>)<p>At the heart of our solar system is the sun, a stable hydrogen “bomb” that gives off …

Astronomy

How the price of paint is set in the hearts of dying stars

Why Barns are Painted Red<p>Today I’m going to try to explain the real reason that barns are painted red: nuclear fusion. And yes, this is an excuse to …

Cold Fusion

Five technologies that will change how we live

Innovations range from gene editing to smart lightbulbs

Fusion Reactor

UMD Physicist Improves Method for Designing Experimental Fusion Reactors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Development of nuclear fusion—the process that powers stars—into a viable source for energy on Earth remains far in the future. …

Materials Science

Energy-Generating Fusion Devices Move Closer to Reality

Authentically Renewable<p>Perhaps no other source can generate as much energy as nuclear fusion, the “holy grail” of energy research. Essentially the …

Physics

Physicists improve method for designing fusion experiments

"Measure twice, cut once" is an old carpenter's proverb—a reminder that careful planning can save time and materials in the long run.<p>The concept also …

Physics

This Fusion Reactor Could Mimic The Sun's Energy

When will we be able to replicate the sun's energy? Well, nuclear reactors are bringing scientists closer every day. See, reactors have two …

Fusion Reactor

New faculty strengthen, broaden MIT’s energy expertise

From mimicking the natural characteristics of photosynthesis in human-made solar energy systems, to modeling plasma behavior in fusion reactor …

Fusion Reactor

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Bring it on.<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun - two light atoms, in …

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany - Motherboard

<i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in physics and technical engineering today right in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's eyes. The brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design …

Physics

Limitless clean energy? Here's how nuclear fusion could make that possible

In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that …

Cold Fusion

The end of the energy crisis? Fusion reactor ‘could be working by 2025’

A company has claimed that by 2025, it will have a working fusion reactor which could end the energy crisis and produce an endless supply of clean …

Fusion Reactor

Scientists reveal plan to bring us into nuclear fusion age by 2030

A team of scientists based in Canada are eager to make nuclear fusion a reality, and now it has published a report estimating it will need CA $125m …

Renewable Energy

A group of scientists thinks they can replace fossil fuels with nuclear fusion by 2030

Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun — two light atoms, in this case, hydrogen, are fused together under extreme temperatures to produce another element, helium.<p>The process would release vast amounts of clean energy drawn …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Fusion 2030<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun — two light atoms, in …

Renewable Energy

U.K. Will Withdraw From Nuclear Research

<b>Jan. 27, 2017 – By Steven B. Krivit –</b><p>Control room monitors for Joint European Torus (Photo: S.B. Krivit)<p>The U.K. government intends to leave Euratom, …

Cold Fusion

ITER fusion reactor slowly moves forward

The world's largest nuclear fusion project, known as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, has taken another step closer to …

Fusion Reactor

Canada could be a world leader in nuclear fusion by 2030, report suggests

Burnaby's General Fusion among many lobbying for federal investments in nuclear fusion<p>Scientists are calling on the federal government to invest more …

Cold Fusion