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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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2008-10-14 13:20:00

Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, a Purdue University scientist is suing two other faculty members for alleged defamation. Taleyarkhan, a professor of nuclear engineering, was reprimanded over claims he produced nuclear fusion in tabletop experiments. Now he has filed a complaint in Tippecanoe Superior Court that Lefteri Tsoukalas and Tatjana Jevremovic made false and malicious public statements that led to "a successful campaign to ruin Taleyarkhan and his sonofusion research." In August, the university...

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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...

2008-09-13 09:00:20

By TOM BEAL Energy expert Nate Lewis says nuclear fusion will solve our energy problems. Fusion occurring on our nearest star, 93 million miles away, produces enough energy in an hour to power our world for a year, says Lewis. We just need to find better ways to cheaply capture it and store it. Lewis is the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at CalTech, the California Institute of Technology. He has studied energy worldwide and recently co-authored a study on Arizona's energy...

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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....

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2008-04-30 17:35:00

Using observations from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE), an international team of astronomers has discovered a timing mechanism that allows them to predict exactly when a superdense star will unleash incredibly powerful explosions. "We found a clock that ticks slower and slower, and when it slows down too much, boom! The bomb explodes," says lead author Diego Altamirano of the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The bursts occur on a neutron star, which is the collapsed...

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2008-03-11 14:00:00

One of the great ongoing challenges of astrophysics, to find out how stars evolve and die, is to be tackled in an ambitious European research program. This will involve studying in the laboratory over 25 critical nuclear reactions using low-energy stable beams of ions, in order to understand stellar evolution. "This program will enhance the ongoing effort to understand the lifecycle of stars, together with the structure and processes of stellar evolution," said the workshop's convenor...

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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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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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