Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

Scientists in Germany are creating a machine which mimics the reaction at the sun's core to produce energy: nuclear fusion.

Energy

ITER nuclear reactor may be the "holy grail" of limitless renewable energy

Not Just More Stable<p>Overcoming a series of setbacks, an international project to build what could be a revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor, which …

Energy

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

The world’s first nuclear fusion plant is now halfway to ‘First Plasma’

Earlier this month, the director-general of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) announced that construction of the project …

Energy

Artificial intelligence is the key to unlocking fusion reactions

One barrier to developing nuclear fusion to generate energy is the complexity of predicting the major disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and …

Singularity

Physicists Test a Strange Nuclear Sphere That Could Revolutionise Fusion Energy

Like nothing we've seen.<p>It's well established that nuclear fusion - the reaction that powers our Sun - could be the key to unlocking clean, limitless …

Science

Focus: Video—Nuclear Fusion in Hi-Def

December 15, 2017• <i>Physics</i> 10, 136<p>A new model provides a detailed visualization of the clustering of protons and neutrons within the excited …

Physics

AI breakthrough helps us get one step closer to nuclear fusion success

As we edge closer and closer to a working nuclear fusion reactor, a new breakthrough in AI could send us over the tipping point.<p>The carrot of near …

Machine Learning

The World’s First Nuclear Fusion Plant Nears Completion

The world's first nuclear fusion plant has now reached 50 percent completion, the project's director-general announced Dec. 6.<p>When it is operational, …

Energy

The UK government just gave a massive boost to the world's largest fusion reactor

Fusion Reactor<p>At the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, two “centers of excellence” will be built. Created for the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s …

Energy

Nuclear fusion research centre gets £86m from government

<b>An £86m investment in new facilities for nuclear fusion research in the UK has been announced by the government.</b><p>Two new "centres of excellence" will be created for the UK Atomic Energy Authority's (UKAEA) fusion research programme at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.<p>It is hoped they will enable …

Energy

Nuclear fusion, endangered species and orangutan selfies – green news roundup

The week’s top environment news stories and green events. If you are not already receiving this roundup, sign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox<p>Environment news<p>Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF<br>• ‘Death spiral’: half of Europe’s coal plants are …

Environment

France-based nuclear fusion project makes key progress halfway - Xinhua

PARIS, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- An international project to generate energy from nuclear fusion has reached a key milestone with half of the infrastructure …

News (China)

Is the World's First Nuclear Fusion Plant Finally on Track?

The world's first nuclear fusion plant has now reached 50 percent completion, the project's director-general announced Wednesday (Dec. 6).<p>When it is …

Energy

Feeling flat? Kick off the weekend with Papaya Tree’s 7 favourite pre-gig jams

Sydney jazz fusion junkies <b>Papaya Tree</b> dropped their long-awaited debut single <i>Bamboo Schooner</i> last week and oh boy, it was worth the wait. Tonight, …

Music (Australia)

Iter nuclear fusion project reaches key halfway milestone

After a series of set backs the international project is back on track, say scientists, giving tentative hope for a major new source of clean power by 2025<p>An international project to generate energy from nuclear fusion has reached a key milestone, with half of the infrastructure required now …

Energy

World’s Biggest Nuclear Fusion Reactor ITER Now 50 Percent Complete—Limitless Clean Energy by 2040?

EMBARGO WEDS 6TH 12:01PM<p>The world’s biggest fusion reactor is now 50 percent complete, with experts now estimating it will be ready for its first …

Energy

Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone

BERLIN (AP) — A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of clean and cheap energy is halfway toward completion.<p>The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor announced the milestone Wednesday and confirmed it's …

Business

ITER nuclear fusion project faces delay over Trump budget cuts

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if …

Energy

Weird world of lightning strikes reveal nuclear fusion bursts in the sky

A new study into what occurs during a lightning strike have given fascinating insight into some powerful forms of energy.<p>The next time you find …

Physics

This Week in Tech: Nov 11 - 17, 2017

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's new Roadster, which can go from 0 to 60 in 1.9 seconds.<p>IBM announced a 50-qubit quantum computer, the largest in the …

Elon Musk

[Ticker] EU and China start dialogue on anti-dumping

MEPs ponder how to fight tax havens<p>Today, 08:23<p>After the Paradise Papers brought new revelations about tax dodging across the globe, including in the …

European News

Optimism in Bonn about fusion reactor, despite Brexit

"We are trying to replicate the energy of the sun," engineer Shakeib Ali Arshad told this website earlier this week.<p>Arshad works for Fusion for …

European News

A Helium-Resistant Material Could Finally Usher in The Age of Nuclear Fusion

"We were blown away by what we saw."<p>A collaboration of engineers and researchers has found a way to prevent helium, a byproduct of the fusion …

Science

Study Claims Quark Fusion May Be the Energy Source of the Future

In a new paper, scientists have envisioned a new power source straight out of <i>Star Trek</i>. While <b>nuclear fusion</b> reactors, which produce energy in the …

Physics

Groundbreaking quark fusion generates 10 times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Physicists at Tel Aviv University and University of Chicago have discovered that quark fusion could be an even more energy-packed reaction than …

Physics

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Physics

'Quark Fusion' Could Outperform Nuclear Fusion

The hypothesized future power source could generate eight times as much energy as hydrogen fusion.<p>In a few decades, we might get all our power from nuclear fusion. Researchers have been working to build functional nuclear fusion reactors, which mimic the fusion reactions that occur in the sun to …

Physics

Melting quarks can produce 10 times the energy of nuclear fusion

The discovery by TAU, which confirmed the theoretical prediction, has sparked many reactions in the world scientific community.<p>Concept image of an …

Physics

The structure of the test reactor Wendelstein 7-X, which went online in Greifswald, Germany, in 2015, is of similar complexity as the topic of nuclear fusion itself. The energy magazine Gaswinner provided a fold-out infographic, printed in double-page format, which clearly illustrates to readers the nuclear fusion test run. The illustrations have a detailed and clear structure. Supporting explanations add to the understanding and increase the ease of reading. A reduced colour palette enhances the focus on the essentials and the use of yellow as the only signal colour creates a design contrast.

The structure of the test reactor Wendelstein 7-X, which went online in Greifswald, Germany, in 2015, is of similar complexity as the topic of …

Physics