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2008-12-03 16:10:00

Research carried out at MIT's Alcator C-Mod fusion reactor may have brought the promise of fusion as a future power source a bit closer to reality, though scientists caution that a practical fusion powerplant is still decades away.Fusion, the reaction that produces the sun's energy, is thought to have enormous potential for future power generation because fusion plant operation produces no emissions, fuel sources are potentially abundant, and it produces relatively little (and short-lived)...

2008-10-27 15:00:20

U.S. scientists say they've created a new cast stainless steel that is 70 percent stronger than comparable steels. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. ITER Project Office located at ORNL said the new steel in being evaluated for use in the huge shield modules required by the ITER fusion device. ITER (originally the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a multibillion-dollar international research and development project to demonstrate the...

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2008-10-24 10:25:00

Research that has provided a deeper understanding into the center of planets could also provide the way forward in the world's quest for cleaner energy. An international team of scientists, led by the University of Oxford, working alongside researchers at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Central Laser Facility, has gained a deeper insight into the hot, dense matter found at the center of planets and as a result, has provided further understanding into controlled...

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2008-10-07 13:00:41

Europe is looking into an alternative fusion project that would seek abundant clean energy using a colossal laser the size of a football stadium. The laser would produce energy by squeezing together atoms of hydrogen - a process very similar to the one that powers our Sun. Europe is already working on the Iter fusion venture that seeks to produce the same outcome via magnetic compression. The Hiper program is seen as a necessary complementary route. "We have two approaches because of the...

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2008-09-10 15:05:00

Scientists are currently seeking to develop new stronger steel in light of recent findings that show weakness in steel due to its magnetic properties. Dr Sergei Dudarev, principal scientist at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) told the British Association Science Festival that the Twin Towers in New York City fell because their steel backbones lost strength in the fires that resulted from the plane impacts. Their discovery marks the first time that experts have identified...

2008-07-20 09:00:35

FOUR DOLLARS is more than just the current price for a gallon of gas. It's also the cost of getting Americans to pay attention to national energy policy. Unfortunately, $4 a gallon is still not enough to get politicians to shift beyond tired platitudes and political divisions. Perhaps after a few more months of paying history's highest prices for gas, heating oil and electricity, and with an election looming, voters will force Washington to do the right thing. In the meantime, U.S. Rep....

2008-07-07 12:00:43

The U.S. Department of Energy says it is seeking a contractor to manage and operate its Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J. Department officials say their Request for Proposals says the laboratory receives approximately $78 million annually from the Energy Department. The RFP marks the first competition for a contractor to run the laboratory. Officials said the contract will have an initial five-year base term, starting about Dec. 15, with the contractor assuming full...

2008-06-30 09:02:36

ZANESVILLE, Ohio, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- i-Fusion Inc. announces the grand opening of http://www.ifusioninc.net/ on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. This state-of- the-art website takes the guesswork out of starting your own home-based business. Beginning July 1, 2008 all visitors will be invited to the website to start networking with people all over the world for free or as a business partner. In addition, i-Fusion Inc. will give one share of the corporation to the first 100 people who sign up as...

2008-02-06 16:55:00

New discoveries about magnetic field lines and the first-ever direct observation of their reconnection in space are offering hope that scientists will learn how to unlock fusion power as an energy source in the future. "The reconnection processes in the [Earth's] magnetosphere and in fusion devices are the same animal," said James Drake, a University of Maryland physicist. Space contains magnetic fields that direct the flow of plasma, an energetic fourth state of matter consisting of positive...

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2007-02-13 21:05:00

For about six months of the year, bursts of a hot, electrically charged gas, or plasma, swirl around a donut-shaped tube in a special MIT reactor, helping scientists learn more about a potential future energy source: nuclear fusion. During downtimes when the reactor is offline, as it is right now, engineers make upgrades that will help them achieve their goal of making fusion a viable energy source--a long-standing mission that will likely continue for decades. MIT's reactor, known as...


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2009-04-28 16:45:23

Igor Yevgenyevich Tamm born in Vladivostok, Russia on July 8, 1895 was a Soviet physicist and mathematician. He studied at the University of Edinburgh in 1913-1914. He then switched to Moscow State University where he graduated in 1918. He developed an approximation method for many-body physics, in 1945. He worked with Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov to create a tomohak system based on a toroidal magnetic thermonuclear reactor, in 1958. This led to the T-3 Soviet magnetic confinement...

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