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Nuclear Fusion

Are We a Step Closer to Nuclear Fusion?

XPRIZE | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green

Nuclear fusion is considered by many to be the holy grail of clean energy -- a technology that would transform the world, if only we could figure out how to do it. But harnessing the same process that powers our sun is no small task.

Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: Papers and Patents

David H. Bailey | Posted 01.28.2015 | Science
David H. Bailey

On 12 November 2014, China and the U.S. reached a historic agreement to limit greenhouse gases. Other nations will hopefully follow suit. But even these cuts may not be enough. So how are we going to meet these goals?

Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype?

David H. Bailey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
David H. Bailey

It was with great interest that we read this week of two claimed breakthroughs in the area of fusion energy, by the U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin and a separate team of Italian and Swedish scientists. We will continue to monitor both of these developments.

Experts Skeptical Of Aerospace Firm's 'Fusion Breakthrough'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.17.2014 | Science

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined. That's the word from aerospace giant L...

When New York Ruled the Universe: 50 Years Later, Revisiting the Dreamscape of the 1964-65 World's Fair

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.18.2014 | New York
Peter Mandel

To try and reach back there, I'm going straight to the source. Not to new books like Joseph Tirella's Tomorrow-Land, but to a dust-blanketed old one. It's one that's been wedged in the back of my shelf since the summer of 1964: The Official Guide to the New York World's Fair.

Mad Men's Harry Hamlin: It's Easy Being Green

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Alison van Diggelen

We discuss his vision for a clean energy future and he gives us a lesson from Einstein on nuclear fusion. You may notice a big smile on my face when he launches into an explanation of E=MC Squared.

Breakthrough in Fusion Research Brings New Nuclear Power Source Closer

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
John C.K. Daly

Advances have been slow due to the immense technological complexities involved and modest funding. That said, recent technological breakthroughs may hasten progress.

U.S. Scientists Reach MAJOR Milestone In Quest For Fusion Energy

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists announced on Wednesday an important milestone in the costly, decades-old quest to...

Fusion, Fission, and Fossil Fuels

Victor Stenger | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science
Victor Stenger

Even if controlled fusion is still a long way from reaching fruition, nuclear energy remains the best and perhaps the only long-term, large-scale solution to the world's energy needs.

Fusion Power Could Take Us To Mars WAY Faster, Scientists Say | Mike Wall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

Sending astronauts to Mars aboard a superfast spacecraft powered by nuclear fusion may seem like a sci-fi dream, but it's entirely attainable, scienti...

Fusion Energy Research Inches Closer To Elusive Goal

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Fusion energy has proven an elusive goal — a running joke is that humanity is 20 years away from a practical power plant, and has been for 60 years....

Is THIS The Rocket That Will Take Us Into Deep Space?

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

By: Staff Published: 04/11/2013 07:16 AM EDT on Nuclear fusion, the energy source that fuels the sun and other active stars, c...

Fusion Reactor Plan Called 'Humankind's Most Ambitious Scientific Project'

BBC News | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

In the dusty highlands of Provence in southern France, workers have excavated a vast rectangular pit 17 metres (56 feet) down into the unforgiving roc...

Fusion Energy

Martin Greenwald | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science
Martin Greenwald

What if there was an inexhaustible form of carbon-free, clean energy that was available 24/7, rain or shine, and was no larger than existing fossil fuel plants? Is that something you might be interested in?

Fusion Power Moving Closer To Reality, New Research Suggests

Posted 03.27.2012 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience If new computer simulations pan out in the real worl...

Renewable Electricity Is Our Only Viable Option: Part 2

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

I still hold long-term hopes for fusion, but my experience working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on laser fusion convinces me that we are at least a generation away before any kind of commercialization will occur.

Gucci Employee Constructs Nuclear Reactor In Brooklyn Warehouse

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you thought working for Gucci was the most impressive facet of web developer Mark Suppes' resume, think again. The 32-year-old New Yorker has jus...

Nuclear Fusion: Scientists Attempt To Create Artificial Sun On Earth

Daily Telegraph | Richard Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While it has seemed an impossible goal for nearly 100 years, scientists now believe that they are on brink of cracking one of the biggest problems in ...