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China’s “Artificial Sun” Beats Fusion Record

June 7, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ China set the fusion reaction record on May 23rd by sustaining a temperature of 120 million degrees C (216 million degrees F) for 101 seconds; far hotter than the temperature of the sun. The experiment took place at “EAST,” the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak in Hefei, China. South Korea held the […]

Fusion And Fission Both: The U.S. Re-enters The Nuclear Energy Universe

August 16, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Now that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor [ITER] is under construction, the playing field for the planet’s energy future has shifted. Given even the most promising lead time for fusion viability is decades ahead, nuclear fission will have to compete with both fossil fuels and so-called renewables for market share. So where […]

The Fusion Race

June 18, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The worldwide race to achieve affordable, functional nuclear fusion is rolling along, with new players popping up all over the map seeking a slice of what promises to be an unlimited energy pie that could pave the way to interplanetary travel (among many other things). As human engineering, aided by artificial intelligence […]

Will The West Cede Nuclear Energy Dominance To Russia?

February 14, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ When she and Sen. Ed Markey introduced the “Green New Deal” a year ago, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not mention nuclear energy as part of the future. Later, Ocasio-Cortez admitted she still had “an open mind” on evolving nuclear energy technologies while insisting that older plants be shuttered. But since […]

Nuclear Fusion: Tomorrow’s Clean Energy?

January 20, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Nuclear energy is a renewable resource that, unlike wind and solar, is not dependent upon the weather. So why is nuclear so little used, and so much maligned? Michael Shellenberger, cofounder of Breakthrough Institute and one of Time’s “heroes of the environment,” notes that the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, […]

Harnessing The Power Of The Stars — Could Fusion Power The Future?

November 22, 2018 by

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From the Editorial team at CFACT ~ Abundant, affordable energy is essential to our future. Is fusion the answer? Does fusion work? Look up. The answer lies in the stars. Can we use it? There’s the rub. Fusion also produces zero CO2 emissions (if that’s your thing). The nuclear fission that powers today’s reactors, despite […]