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Physicists confirm the precision of magnetic fields in the most advanced stellarator in the world
PHYS.ORG Physicist Sam Lazerson of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has teamed with... 3 days
us secretary of energy to stop nuclear tests abroad the us should ban them at home US secretary of energy: to stop nuclear tests abroad, the US should ban them at home
THE VERGE The United States needs... 6 days
What's the Real Potential of Fusion Energy?
LIVE SCIENCE Fusion development takes time. It cannot be developed in miniature and then be simply scaled up. But we must work now, to make it possible to meet humanity's need for abundant, clean energy, one... 6 days
Fusion energy—a time of transition and potential
PHYS.ORG For centuries, humans have dreamed of harnessing the power of the sun to energize our lives here on Earth. But we want to go beyond collecting solar energy, and one day generate our own... 1 week
Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
PHYS.ORG The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. 1 week
Massive Chernobyl Shelter Safely Put Over Exploded Reactor
ABC NEWS A massive shelter has finally been installed over the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world 1 week
Ultrafast imaging reveals existence of 'polarons'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found definitive evidence that the movement of electrons has a direct effect on atomic arrangements, driving deformations in a material's 3-D crystalline lattice in ways that can drastically alter the flow of current. Finding... 1 week
Mysteries of enzyme mechanism revealed
SCIENCE DAILY A breakthrough advance has been made by trapping an intermediate in the mechanism of enzymes called heme peroxidases and determining its structure using a beam of neutrons from the heart of a nuclear reactor. 1 week
Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
PHYS.ORG Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations. 1 week
Clarifying plasma oscillation by high-energy particles
PHYS.ORG The National Institute for Fusion Science has developed new code that can simulate the movement of plasma and, simultaneously, the movement of particles circulating at high speeds. In the Japanese fusion reactor called the Large Helical... 1 week
Scientists unveil hidden step in enzyme mechanism
PHYS.ORG An international research team led by the University of Leicester has made a breakthrough advance by trapping an intermediate in the mechanism of enzymes called heme peroxidases and determining its structure using a beam... 1 week
Fusion reactor that employs liquid metal shower
PHYS.ORG In a magnetic field confinement fusion reactor, we maintain the high-temperature plasma through the magnetic field lines by floating the plasma apart from a vessel. However, there forms inevitably a location where the plasma... 1 week
Marine sediments record variations in the Earth's magnetic field
PHYS.ORG Past variations in the strength of the Earth's magnetic field are reflected by the production of isotopes in the atmosphere. Researchers from the CNRS, Aix Marseille Université and the French... 1 week
the future of nuclear energy The future of nuclear energy
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond... 1 week
PowerA Fusion Controller Review: An 'Elite' Xbox One controller with a low price
Windows Central Last year, PowerA launched the Fusion Pro Controller for Xbox One, an Elite-style controller. Its successor, the Fusion Controller, has just arrived... 2 weeks
Japan hit by earthquake considered an aftershock of 2011 Fukushima disaster
CBC A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated... 2 weeks
Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan
PHYS.ORG Coastal residents fled to higher ground as a powerful earthquake sent a series of moderate tsunamis toward Japan's northeastern shore Tuesday and fueled concerns about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by... 2 weeks
Japan’s tsunami warning system worked well in today’s major earthquake
THE VERGE At 5:59AM local time Tuesday morning, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake shook the east coast of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami warnings and evacuation orders soon after... 2 weeks
India to become Associate Member State of CERN
CERN The CERN Director General and the Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India sign the agreement admitting India to CERN as an Associate Member. (Photo: CERN) Today,... 2 weeks
Researchers use ion acceleration to simulate reactor-like conditions in metallic alloys
PHYS.ORG Metals travel forward in time at the Ion Accelerator Laboratory, a facility within Texas A&M University's Department of Nuclear Engineering and researchers within the department's Ion... 2 weeks
First observations of tongue deformation of plasma based upon the Artsimovich Prediction
SCIENCE DAILY Aiming for the achievement of fusion energy, research on confining a high temperature, high density plasma in a magnetic field is being conducted around... 3 weeks
Simulations show swirling rings, whirlpool-like structure in subatomic 'soup'
SCIENCE DAILY Powerful supercomputer simulations of high-energy collisions between atomic cores provide new insights about the complex structure of a superhot fluid called the quark-gluon plasma. 4 weeks
Simulations show swirling rings, whirlpool-like structure in subatomic 'soup'
PHYS.ORG At its start, the universe was a superhot melting pot that very briefly served up a particle soup resembling a "perfect," frictionless fluid. Scientists have recreated this "soup," known as... 4 weeks
National MagLab racks up new world record with hybrid magnet
PHYS.ORG After a decade of planning, designing and building, the Florida State University-based National High Magnetic Field Laboratory now has the strongest magnet in the world for nuclear magnetic... 4 weeks
What the 'cold fusion' debacle has revealed
PHYS.ORG "Cold fusion" has a serious legacy problem. Back in 1989, researchers announced that they had demonstrated the phenomenon—a nuclear reaction producing excess heat at room temperature—that promised to revolutionize clean energy. Soon after, they... 4 weeks
PPPL physicists build diagnostic that measures plasma velocity in real time
PHYS.ORG Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a diagnostic that provides crucial real-time information about the ultrahot plasma... 4 weeks
TUM and JGU activate new source of ultra-cold neutrons
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have opened a new chapter in their long-standing collaboration concerning the generation of ultra-cold neutrons (UCN).... 4 weeks
'Man-made stars' could help fight cancer
Sky News A new particle accelerator dubbed SPIRAL2 that could boost cancer treatment and provide safer nuclear energy is to be unveiled. 1 month
Polarized Nuclear Imaging: New Technique Has Potential for High-Resolution Medical Diagnostics
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at the University of Virginia has devised a new imaging approach that combines powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray... 1 month
Steering a fusion plasma toward stability
SCIENCE DAILY Plasmas in fusion-energy producing devices are gases heated to millions of degrees that can carry millions of amperes of current. These superhot plasmas must be kept away from material surfaces of the vacuum vessel that contains... 1 month
Launching fusion reactions without a central magnet, or solenoid
SCIENCE DAILY The tokamak is an experimental chamber that holds a gas of energetic charged particles, plasma, for developing energy production from nuclear fusion. Most large tokamaks create the plasma with solenoids.... 1 month
Gamma ray camera offers new view on ultra-high energy electrons in plasma
SCIENCE DAILY A new kind of gamma ray camera has been invented that can image beams of energetic electrons inside ultra-hot fusion plasma, report scientists. 1 month
General atomics breakthrough enables greater control of fusion energy
SCIENCE DAILY An important new tool has been created for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. Changing the way the current system operates is a significant effort, considering the... 1 month
Turbulent solution to a growing problem
SCIENCE DAILY Plasma turbulence, the wildly fluctuating pattern of particle motion, is a concern for fusion energy devices because it allows heat to escape the plasma. However, an even more serious concern is posed by naturally growing magnetic... 1 month
Water conflicts between Asian nuclear powers pose global threat; UNU book charts path to cooperation
PHYS.ORG The current political rhetoric between India and Pakistan underlines the risk of failing to manage correctly and cooperatively... 1 month
Scientists measure how ions bombard fusion device walls
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have directly measured the complicated 3D patterns of flowing plasma as it strikes the walls of fusion and space propulsion devices. 1 month
US Asks to Store Nuke Waste Aboveground After Leak Shut Dump
ABC NEWS The U.S. Department of Energy wants to clear desert in New Mexico to use as temporary storage for radioactive waste while it works to reopen the... 1 month
Steering a fusion plasma toward stability
PHYS.ORG Plasmas in fusion-energy producing devices are gases heated to millions of degrees that can carry millions of amperes of current. These superhot plasmas must be kept away from material surfaces of the vacuum vessel that contains... 1 month
Launching fusion reactions without a central magnet, or solenoid
PHYS.ORG The tokamak is an experimental chamber that holds a gas of energetic charged particles, plasma, for developing energy production from nuclear fusion. Most large tokamaks create the plasma with solenoids—large... 1 month
General atomics breakthrough enables greater control of fusion energy
PHYS.ORG Researchers working at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at General Atomics (GA) have created an important new tool for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. 1 month
Scientists measure how ions bombard fusion device walls
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have directly measured the complicated 3D patterns of flowing plasma as it strikes the walls of fusion and space propulsion devices. 1 month
Gamma ray camera offers new view on ultra-high energy electrons in plasma
PHYS.ORG Researchers at General Atomics (GA) have invented a new kind of gamma ray camera that can image beams of energetic electrons inside ultra-hot fusion... 1 month
Fusion reactor designs with 'long legs' show promise
PHYS.ORG Magnetic fusion is all about managing the interface between hot plasma and ordinary materials. The strong magnetic field in a tokamak—the vessel used in this fusion approach—is a very effective insulator; it... 1 month
Fixing deficits in boundary plasma models
PHYS.ORG Researchers working on the DIII-D tokamak in San Diego are working to show how plasma transport and atomic physics come together to provide power exhaust solutions. 1 month
From Germany comes a new twist for fusion research
PHYS.ORG This past year saw the commissioning and initial operation of a new large-scale plasma experiment, the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) in Greifswald, Germany. Designed, constructed, and operated by the Max-Planck Institute... 1 month
Extinguishing a fusion fire in a flash of light
PHYS.ORG Fusion energy researchers have discovered that they can rapidly extinguish and cool a magnetically confined fusion plasma hotter than the center of the sun by injecting a large quantity of... 1 month
Alcator C-mod bows out with a new world record
PHYS.ORG On its final day of operation, the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Plasma Science & Fusion Center set a new record for plasma pressure in a... 1 month
A disappearing feast: Mean flows remain slim after eating eddies
PHYS.ORG Magnetic confinement fusion holds the promise of almost limitless amounts of energy, available on demand and producing zero carbon dioxide. But in order to harness that energy, we... 1 month
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