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Can This $22 Billion Megaproject Make Nuclear Fusion Power A Reality?

Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, and scientists are getting a lot closer to replicating it here on Earth. ITER, the $22 billion dollar international fusion megaproject in the south of France, is the most well-funded endeavor, paid for by the governments of its member nations. But VC’s and private […]

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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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Maker Science

Great DIY Powerwall Project

Yesterday, the East Coast was hit hard by a tropical storm that left millions without power. That got me thinking (and searching) about off-grid alternatives, which led me to jehugarcia’s video on his home DIY Powerwall project.

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Mobile Science

Beyond Lithium Ion: the Future Of Energy Storage

Over the past decade, prices for solar panels and wind farms have reached all-time lows. However, the price for lithium ion batteries, the leading energy storage technology, has remained high. So researchers are exploring other alternatives, including flow batteries, thermal batteries, and gravity-based systems.

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Science

Unique Ways to Power Your House

Grist has Randall Munroe explain unique ways to power your home. Somewhat timely given what’s going on in California. xkcd on the best (and worst) ways to power your house with renewable energy. Our video features just a few of the many “useless but entertaining” ideas from his latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice […]

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