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Nuclear fusion breakthrough achieved with new projectile technique

For decades the promise of nuclear fusion power has remained elusive. However, researchers may have cracked the code to make it happen sooner rather than later. Nuclear fusion has been achieved using a new projectile technique that accelerates fuel to 200 times the speed of sound. First Light Fusion, a UK based start-up, used a […]

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Future Science

Did Finland Solve Nuclear Power’s Biggest Problem?

Finland is building the largest and most powerful nuclear reactor in Europe  and may have worked out what to do with spent nuclear fuel once and for all. The B1M reports.

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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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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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