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The Real Problem With Fusion Energy

The longstanding joke about fusion — that it’s the energy source of the future, and always will be — may be the field’s biggest problem.

Watch This 45-Minute Documentary On The Making Of Disney's Zootopia

Video: The year is still relatively young, but one of the biggest surprises on the big screen has to be Zootopia. The early footage looked OK, but no one could have guessed Disney Animation had made one of their best films in decades.

Our Best Shot At Nuclear Fusion Needs Magnets Weighing As Much As A Boeing 747

When it’s finally built, ITER will be the world’s biggest experimental tokamak nuclear fusion reactor — and probably our best chance to date for making nuclear fusion work. But engineers are currently toiling with building the damn thing and its magnets are proving to be a challenge.

Scientists In Germany Take A Major Step Towards Nuclear Fusion

Physicists in Germany have used an experimental nuclear fusion device to produce hydrogen plasma in a process similar to what happens on the Sun. The test marks an important milestone on the road towards this super-futuristic source of cheap and clean nuclear energy.

This Insane Fusion Reactor Is About To Switch On

If “The Stellarator” sounds like an energy source of comic book legend to you, you’re not that far off. It’s the largest nuclear fusion reactor in the world, and it’s set to turn on later this month.

VMware Updates To Support Windows 10

Want to bring the (surprisingly good) power of Cortana to your MacBook? Well, there are now two options.

A Startup With No Website Just Announced A Major Fusion Breakthrough

A small startup has announced a major advance towards fusion power, the Holy Grail of energy that could rid us of fossil fuels forever. Tri Alpha Energy says it’s built a machine that can hold a hot blob of plasma steady at 10 million degrees Celsius for five whole milliseconds.

A Stealth Energy Startup Just Made A 10x Improvement To Its Fusion Tech

Tri Alpha Energy does not have a website. Its office in California is unmarked. But this stealth company apparently has hundreds of millions in cash. And now it has something to show for it, reports Science: The company claims it’s gotten ten times better at containing high-energy particles necessary for fusion energy.

Lockheed Martin's New Fusion Reactor Can Change Humanity Forever

This is the interior of an invention that could change civilisation as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealthy experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin. It is the size of a jet engine, power aeroplanes, spaceships, and cities — and they say it will be operative in only 10 years.

Monster Machines: An Overdue Reactor That Could Be The Key To Our Fusion Revolution

Even with the recent advancements in renewable energy technologies, it’s going to be tough to satisfy the electrical needs of our booming human population in the coming years. However, if this international nuclear reactor can ever come online, we may see fusion-driven, utility-scale power grids within our lifetimes.

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