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The Big Misconception About Electricity

Here’s a fascinating riddle of science: do electrons carry energy around a complete conducting loop, transferring their energy to the load or is something else at play?

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Science

Beyond the Atom: Remodelling Particle Physics

Here’s a great overview of subatomic physics for your Thursday science fix. Everything in the universe is made up of just a few different types of subatomic particles. Learn more about these particles and how physicists have built their knowledge of them – including the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider […]

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Science

Inside The World’s Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor

In an otherwise unremarkable-looking cluster of industrial buildings somewhere in the southeast of France, a team of engineers is attempting to tackle one of science’s most intractable problems – how to summon the power of a star. If they pull it off, they’ll solve mankind’s greatest existential problems in one stroke.

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Quantum Computing Science

Quantum Tunneling Takes a Surprisingly Long Time

Quantum tunneling happens when a particle seemingly teleports across a barrier. But despite how instantaneous this event sounds, recent research suggests that it doesn’t happen nearly as fast as you might think. SciShow explains.

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Quantum Computing Science

First Room Temperature Superconductor Discovered

Superconducting materials can do amazing things that appear to defy the laws of physics, but their major drawback is that superconducting properties don’t appear unless a material is cooled to near absolute zero. Superconductors that would work at (or near)  room temperatures would, without exaggeration, would change the world and would have massive implications for […]

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Future Space

This New Nuclear Battery Could Power Deep Space Missions for Decades

Seeker explains how a new kind of nuclear battery could power missions into deep space. In April of 2020, NASA researchers announced they had come up with a new approach to fusion that has the potential to power missions into deep space, and maybe even future laptops here on Earth. This is really exciting news […]

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Science

Will Artificial Chloroplasts Help Us Ditch Petrochemicals?

Just Have a Think explains why artificial chloroplasts may be the future of energy production. Nature already knows how to convert energy from carbon dioxide and sunlight. After all it’s been doing it for millions of years in the form of photosynthesis, the fundamental building block for all life on earth. But although the process […]

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Future Science

How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?

Fusion energy might be the safe, efficient, reliable and clean energy source that could save our planet. But, how close are we to a world where fusion energy becomes a thing?

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