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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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Hardware

The US Electrical System is Not 120V

Technology Connections explains that the US electrical system is more than 120V, despite what you may have heard. As for me, I rather enjoy central air.

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Science Solar

World’s Largest Batteries

Practical Engineering explores a scalable (and unexpected) means of mass energy storage. Electricity faces a fundamental problem that comes with pretty much any product that’s provided on-demand: our ability to generate large amounts of it doesn’t match up that closely with when we need it. The storage of electricity for later use, especially on a […]

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Hardware

BBC Click Explores Battery Technology

Technology show BBC Click looks at all things battery: from how to keep your smartphone charged to the mountain storing energy in lakes.

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