Tag: Nuclear Fusion

Experts Urge The US To Build Prototype Fusion Power Plant

Scientists recommended that the United Statess should still back the megaproject research in France. Moreoever, they proposed to make a prototype of the fusion power plant even if the country decides to quit.

Energy December 16, 2018

Scientists Discover How To Stabilize Plasma In Fusion Reactors

Experts were able to simulate the mechanism that stabilizes plasma in fusion reactors. This development could take humankind one step closer to a clean, unlimited source of fusion energy.

Energy July 19, 2018

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Space June 30, 2018

Fusion Reactor Shatters Records With Temperature Almost 3 Times Hotter Than The Sun

A German nuclear fusion reactor was able to reach a temperature of 40 million Kelvin, a temperature much hotter than the center of the sun. Could this bring a new era of clean, unlimited nuclear fusion energy?

Energy June 28, 2018

Nuclear Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperatures Hotter Than Sun’s Core

UK-based Tokamak Energy’s nuclear fusion reactor was able to generate a temperature of 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. The company is on track to create commercially available nuclear fusion energy by 2030.

Energy June 12, 2018

Particle Physics Discovery: Fusing Heavy Quarks Can Produce 10 Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

Fusing two bottom quarks can result in massive amount of energy more powerful than that of nuclear fusion. Is there reason to worry about potential threats from a quark bomb?

Energy November 6, 2017

The Future Of Nuclear Fusion? World’s Most Advanced Stellarator, Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X, Confirmed To Work

World’s largest stellarator, Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), based in Germany has started functioning. The fusion reactor has successfully produced high-quality magnetic fields consistent with the complex design and made a great breakthrough as a future model for fusion reactors.

Energy December 8, 2016

German Scientists Set To Conduct Nuclear Fusion Experiment

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute in Germany are scheduled to conduct an experiment on Wednesday that would attempt to harness energy from nuclear fusion. The project is part of an effort to develop a safer and cleaner way to use nuclear energy.

February 4, 2016

Visualizing Flow Of Energy May Make Nuclear Fusion Possible

Controlled nuclear fusion is a dream for scientists and advocates of clean energy. Now, a new method has been developed in San Diego and may just be the first step needed to turn the dream into a reality.

Energy January 20, 2016

German Scientists Produce Helium Plasma Using Wendelstein 7-X Fusion Reactor

The Max Planck Institute has successfully produced plasma by super-heating helium using the Wendelstein 7-X machine. This breakthrough could lead to the development of cleaner and cheaper energy sources.

Energy December 14, 2015

German Physicists Reach Milestone In Nuclear Fusion Energy Quest

German physicists were able to achieve a milestone in nuclear fusion as they were able to produce a super-heated plasma within a vessel. Through the Wendelstein 7-X machine, the quest for clean, cheap and safe energy may be soon be fulfilled.

Energy December 11, 2015

Heating Mechanism Could Make Materials Hotter Than Sun: How This Could Impact Energy Production

Physicists have proposed a new laser technology that could heat materials through thermonuclear fusion. The application of this new technology has both positive and negative effects to the world, experts said.

Energy November 18, 2015

Fusion Reactors, Seen As 'Holy Grail' Of Energy Search, Are Economically Viable, Study Says

Although challenges remain, fusion reactors could compete with fission nuclear power plants in providing electricity, analysis suggests. New advances in technology could make them economically feasible, researchers say.

Energy October 7, 2015

Lockheed Martin announces breakthrough in nuclear fusion technology

Lockheed Martin Corp announced that it can build a working nuclear fusion reactor within the next 10 years. However, the company is holding the secret of their breakthrough close.

Internet Culture October 17, 2014

Our sun's power is stable and steadfast, scientists find

Experiment sees energy of the sun being created. Detector deep under an Italian mountain sees neutrinos created deep in the sun in a fusion furnace.

Space August 29, 2014

Zap! Scientists crush diamond with laser to study planetary diamond cores

Scientists use laser to create immense pressures to see what happens to matter inside stars, planets. A diamond was subjected to pressures like those inside Saturn.

Space July 17, 2014

U.S. experimental facility could bring fusion energy one step closer

Department of Energy QUASAR fusion research experiment puts science on the hunt for abundant, clean fusion power.

Energy April 1, 2014

Giant laser brings nuclear fusion power one step closer to reality

Fusion experiments at the National Ignition Facility has reached the point where the energy generated exceeds the energy expended.

Energy February 13, 2014

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