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What is the next step after the breakthrough of nuclear fusion?

What is the next step after the breakthrough of nuclear fusion?

Earlier this week, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) announced a major breakthrough in the exploitation of controlled nuclear fusion. LLNL’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) performed “ignition” – a fusion experiment that produced more energy than was consumed by the lasers needed to operate it. This science news received significant publicity, even briefly capturing the front …

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Don't Get Too Excited About This Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

Don’t Get Too Excited About This Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

That’s exactly what nuclear fusion looks like, probably.Photo: sacred halls (Shutterstock) This is big, big news that scientists recently able to perform a nuclear fusion reaction that releases more energy than it consumes. It is also true that this type of reaction could potentially be a useful source of energy in the future. Or, as …

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Completing Einstein’s Theories – A Breakthrough in Particle Physics

More than a century after his first theory, scientists have completed Einstein’s homework on special relativity in electromagnetism. Osaka University researchers show relativistic contraction of an electric field produced by fast-moving charged particles, as predicted by Einstein’s theory, which may help improve radiation and physics research particles. More than a century ago, one of the …

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Asymmetrical Crystal Qubit Structure

Quantum breakthrough: Scientists extend Qubit’s lifespan

Scientists have shown that they can extend the life of a molecular qubit by changing the structure of the surrounding crystal to be less symmetrical. The asymmetry shields the qubit from noise, allowing it to retain information five times longer than if it were housed in a symmetrical structure. Credit: MIT/Dan Laorenza Stability in asymmetry …

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