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How American scientists got closer to a fusion energy dream

How American scientists got closer to a fusion energy dream

US scientists have achieved the first energy gain in a fusion reaction, the country’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm has confirmed, heralding the breakthrough as proof that the technology could eventually provide an abundant and carbon free to fossil fuels. “It’s a historic achievement,” Granholm said at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, confirming the …

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How will American supercomputers model elementary particles next?

How will American supercomputers model elementary particles next?

The US Department of Energy explained this week how it intends to put its supercomputing power to work by simulating the fundamental building blocks of the universe. The electrons, protons, and neutrons that make up atoms, of which all matter is composed, are fairly well understood. However, the particles that make up these particles – …

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Is the American West finally ready to kill the lawn?

Is the American West finally ready to kill the lawn?

Despite water conservation regulations prohibiting daytime watering, irrigation sprinklers spray water onto a lawn of degraded soil, July 12, 2022, during California’s historic drought. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The Colorado River is drying up. This day has come since the agreement to share its waters was reached exactly 100 years ago, signified most …

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A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

A species of American bat devastated by a fungus is now classified as endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration declared the northern bat endangered on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save a species driven to the brink of extinction by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease. “White-nose syndrome is decimating cave bat species like the northern myotis at an unprecedented rate,” said Martha Williams, director of …

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