Scientists Are One Step Closer To Nuclear Fusion Colorado State University scientists, using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons – chargeless sub-atomic particles resulting from the fusion process. This process, which powers … Continue reading Scientists Are One Step Closer To Nuclear Fusion
World’s First Nuclear Fusion Reactor 50 Percent Complete At the Geneva Superpower Summit in November 1985, American President Ronald Reagan met with the Soviet Union’s General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The two leaders discussed international diplomacy and the arms race. Gorbachev proposed to Reagan an idea for an international project to develop fusion energy for peaceful … Continue reading World’s First Nuclear Fusion Reactor 50 Percent Complete
Why Is Fusion Energy Promising? “So why is this promising? It’s because the fuel is essentially — it’s so abundant as to make it inexhaustible really for mankind. It is a process which is inherently safe because it relies on everything being extremely hot. So even though that makes it difficult to happen on earth, … Continue reading Why Is Fusion Energy Promising?
The Future Of Energy Isn’t Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It’s Nuclear Fusion Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan … Continue reading The Future Of Energy Isn’t Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It’s Nuclear Fusion
The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.” The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear fusion—when … Continue reading The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy
We still don’t have energy-positive fusion yet, but MIT just got close The DOE defunded MIT’s Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor back in 2012, and the university’s budget committee put it on the chopping block in 2013 and 2014. But advocates kept it ticking along until the end of September 2016. Now the 23-year-old fusion reactor … Continue reading We still don’t have energy-positive fusion yet, but #MIT just got close
Limitless Energy: MIT Set a New Record for Nuclear Fusion STABILIZING NUCLEAR FUSION Nuclear fission reactors have been within our grasp for 50 years now, but harnessing the power of the Sun through stable nuclear fusion has eluded us. Stable nuclear fusion involves a plasma’s particle density, its confinement time, and its temperature, reaching a … Continue reading Limitless Energy: #MIT Set a New Record for Nuclear Fusion
A Startup With No Website Just Announced a Major Fusion Breakthrough A small startup has announced a major advance toward fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy that could rid us of fossil fuels forever. Tri Alpha Energy says it’s built a machine that can hold a hot blob of plasma steady at 10 million … Continue reading A Startup With No Website Just Announced a Major Fusion Breakthrough
Has the Holy Grail of clean energy been found? For many, nuclear fusion is the Holy Grail of energy, offering the possibility of limitless clean energy through harnessing the very same nuclear reaction that keeps our Sun burning. While the potential of fusion is huge, it is a process that requires vast resources and effort, … Continue reading Has the Holy Grail of #clean_energy been found?