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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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Nuclear fusion to boost space as humans could explore the universe

Nuclear fusion to boost space as humans could explore the universe

The recent breakthrough in generating nuclear fusion could one day pave the way for humans to leave the solar system. Earlier this week, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of the Nuclear Security and National Nuclear Security Administration in Washington announced that they had successfully cracked the code and created a nuclear fusion reaction …

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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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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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Is nuclear fusion a clean energy planet saver?

Is nuclear fusion a clean energy planet saver?

With the announcement of an expected “major breakthrough”, nuclear fusion harnesses the power of the stars with unlimited clean energy and no hazardous waste. The US Department of Energy plans to announce a ‘major scientific breakthrough’ at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – one of many sites around the world where researchers are trying to develop …

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Fusion technology reaches a turning point that could change the energy game

Fusion technology reaches a turning point that could change the energy game

Our society faces the great challenge of providing sustainable, safe and affordable ways to generate energy while trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to net zero around 2050. To date, fusion energy developments, which potentially tick all of these boxes, have been funded almost exclusively by the public sector. However, something is changing. Private equity …

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"It's really kind of saving the planet."  MSU at the forefront of fusion energy.

“It’s really kind of saving the planet.” MSU at the forefront of fusion energy.

The tens of millions of visitors who passed through General Electric’s Progressland Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair were treated to an animatronic-filled Progress Carousel designed by Walt Disney and a Skydome Spectacular presented as “the epic story of man’s efforts to harness and utilize nature’s new sources of energy for the benefit …

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Covering a cylinder with a magnetic coil triples its energy output during a nuclear fusion test

Covering a cylinder with a magnetic coil triples its energy output during a nuclear fusion test

(a) Sketch of the magnetized NIF hohlraum constructed from AuTa4 with solenoid coil to carry current. (b) X-ray entrainment measured through one of the LEHs and incident laser powers for magnetized and unmagnetized AuTa4 hohlraum and two unmagnetized Au hohlraums. “BF” refers to “BigFoot”, the name of the previous ignition design. Credit: Physical examination letters …

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