Nuclear Fusion

Fusion Energy: How Scientists Are Creating Plasma Hotter Than the Sun in Quest for Limitless Clean Energy

Fusion experts just found a way to heat plasma for fusion energy, moving mankind closer to this ultimate form of power.

Physics

Nuclear Fusion Unlikely to Challenge Solar, Wind Power

The world’s biggest and most expensive science experiment is likely to be threatened by the advance of renewable energy. Questions remain about …

Energy

AXA IM says has had approaches but remains strategic for parent AXA

PARIS (Reuters) - AXA's asset management arm said on Thursday that it had been in talks with a number of players interested in a potential transaction, but the business remained strategic for its parent insurance group, its chief executive said in an Email to staff.<p>"I know that there have been a …

Physics

BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Steve Cowley on Nuclear Fusion

Steve Cowley has said that "fusion is arguably the perfect way to power the world". But he's had to add that "it is hard to make fusion work. Indeed, after more than 60 years of fusion research, no device has yet made more energy than it consumes".<p>But Steve Cowley isn't giving up. He's spent over …

Physics

Elements Race sailing-rally biathlon

J70 sailing mixed with off-road rally car race in Italy

Sailing

The ITER Power Amplification Myth

ITER under construction (Photo: ITER organization) Oct. 6, 2017 – By Steven B. Krivit – Short link: http://tinyurl.com/y9lvf79j This is the third of …

Energy

Atkins will help Tokamak Energy design the first nuclear fusion power plant

The project, which was announced today, is the first stage of a partnership that will seek to develop the first ever fusion facility that generates …

Energy

A startup claims to have found a solution to stabilize nuclear fusion

Guiding Instability<p>Solar energy is revolutionizing how we power houses, cities, and even cars. The energy we get from the Sun, however, is just a …

Physics

Research provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITER

"This could be very good news for ITER," Chang said of the findings, published in August in the journal <i>Nuclear Fusion</i>. "This indicates that ITER can …

Physics

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

<b>Geek's Guide to Britain</b> I’m in a room that, in normal circumstances, is not fit for human habitation. It features a number of big red buttons …

Energy

Startup company one step closer to creating nuclear fusion

The sun is the closest continuously functioning large-scale fusion reactor, prompting a number of facilities to focus on creating high-pressure and …

Physics

Gears Of Biz

Officials Have Confirmed The First Death From The Hurricane In Texas<p>Diamonds rain down on Uranus, Neptune<p>Bank of Ireland have pulled controversial …

Fusion Reactor

DMOZ - Science: Physics: Nuclear: Fusion: Cold Fusion

Offers original reporting on research in the field of leading-edge energy and power technologies, with an emphasis on cold fusion.<p>Directory of the …

Physics

The Great Energy Transition: The Years Just Ahead - Falls Church News-Press Online

As the global climate continues to deteriorate, consideration of where our civilization is heading becomes more critical with every passing day. The …

Energy

LET THERE BE LIGHT Interview: Director Mila Aung-Thwin, Physicists Mark Henderson and Michel Laberge Discuss Nuclear Fusion Becoming Mainstream

And now for something completely different. Many of the writing staff here at ScreenAnarchy have different careers outside of their movie …

Physics

The darmstadtium cornerstone

In Your Element<p>Dieter Ackermann<p>History of chemistry<br>• Nuclear chemistry<p><b>Dieter Ackermann</b> explains why element 110 occupies a significant place in the …

Physics

Multiscale simulations help predict unruly plasma behavior

Decades of fusion research have brought many advances in our understanding of the physics of plasma, the hot ionized gas at the heart of a fusion …

Physics

How Much Fuel Does It Take To Power The World?

Over the past few centuries, the quality of life for the overwhelming majority of the world has increased precipitously. Amenities brought by the widespread availability and distribution of electricity have brought us into the industrial and then the information age. Every day, billions of people …

Energy

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

The haptic slave robot that helps keep JET online

<b>At the Joint European Torus (JET) in Oxfordshire, scientists have been maintaining the world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor with the help of a</b> …

Engineering

BlackRock and Axa IM reveal research payment plans

BlackRock and Axa IM have said they will stump up for external research as pressure grows on groups that have not yet declared their intentions for …

Black Rock

generation fusion plasmas

A key issue for next-generation fusion reactors is the possible impact of many unstable Alfvén eigenmodes, wave-like disturbances produced by the …

Physics

Bill Gates gives a boost to ARPA-E, the feds’ endangered energy research agency

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is putting in a plug for the federal government’s energy research agency, ARPA-E, just when it’s in need of a power …

Science

Private sector companies are firing up the fusion race

Nuclear fusion is almost as old as the universe itself, dating back to the cores of the earliest stars. Getting the same process that gives us …

Energy

The Sun's Energy Doesn't Come From Fusing Hydrogen Into Helium (Mostly)

If you start with a mass of hydrogen gas and bring it together under its own gravity, it will eventually contract once it radiates enough heat away. Bring a few million (or more) Earth masses’ worth of hydrogen together, and your molecular cloud will eventually contract so severely that you’ll …

Physics

Researchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

An international team of scientists is working on the biggest project in nuclear fusion in France to build the largest magnetic fusion machine—a …

Physics

Possible two-stage hydrogen bomb seen 'game changer' for North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test marks a major step in the isolated country’s long-stated goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile that puts the U.S. mainland within range, experts say.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance on a nuclear weapons …

North Korea

Is North Korea's hydrogen bomb a 'game changer'?

SEOUL: North Korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test marks a major step in the isolated country's long-stated goal of developing a …

North Korea

What is a hydrogen bomb? The science behind North Korea's test claims

We give an overview of how hydrogen bombs work and how they differ to atomic bombs<p>State media in North Korea is claiming the country’s leader Kim …

North Korea

Researchers create a new fusion recipe that boosts energy output

Nuclear fusion is an attractive way to create energy. It generates hardly any waste, doesn't pollute the planet and takes advantage of elements that we have plenty of. But fusion takes a lot of work and the energy payout isn't yet at the level that makes it suitable for producing power. But …

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