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An 'artificial sun' achieved a record-breaking fusion experiment, bringing us closer to clean, limitless energy

WEST, a fusion reactor in France, broke a record for tungsten tokamaks with a 6-minute plasma. It's…

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The largest fusion reactor in the world fired up in Japan. Here's how the $600 million device compares to the US's revolutionary fusion machine.

The largest fusion reactor in the world fired up in Japan. Here's how it compares to the US's recen…

Jenny McGrath   


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I'm the CEO of a nuclear-fusion company, but starting out was tricky because I got famous on a reality-TV show about rich kids

Richard Dinan was on three seasons of the UK reality-TV show "Made in Chelsea." It was a fight for …

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US scientists have launched a new nuclear era they call the 'age of ignition' but it's still a distant dream from the age of nuclear power

NIF achieved ignition with its fusion device for the third time this year. The research could one d…

Jenny McGrath   


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How nuclear fusion works, and why it's a big deal for green energy that scientists made a 'breakthrough'

US Department of Energy leaders announced that researchers created a nuclear fusion reaction that p…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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Why we don't have fusion power plants yet, and what it'll take to get clean, limitless energy to market

Trying to create a fusion reaction on Earth is tricky. Trying to control it and harness it in a pow…

Jenny McGrath   


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The Jeff Bezos-backed company General Fusion is building a nuclear fusion plant, which is due to switch on in 2025

General Fusion is collaborating with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to build the demonstrat…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Microsoft bets that a fusion power plant from Helion Energy will be operating this decade

Microsoft agreed to buy electricity from Helion Energy's forthcoming nuclear fusion power plant. It…

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A Sam Altman-backed startup is betting it can crack the code on fusion energy. Here's how it's trying to bring that to the masses by 2028.

Scott Krisiloff, the chief business officer at Helion Energy, said fusion emits no carbon, and has …

Britney Nguyen   


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Microsoft says commercial use of fusion-produced energy will be available within 5 years as part of new deal with Sam Altman-backed Helion

Microsoft is the first company to commit to purchasing electricity produced from fusion, the clean …

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Scientists have a dusty new way to create a star on Earth

Using boron powder could finally present a way to create the heat required for electricity wit…

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After banning destructive satellite tests, US plans to use nuclear power systems in space

DIU has awarded contracts to two companies, Avalanche Energy to demonstrate next-gen nuclear pro…

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Google sunk $10 million in hopes of proving one of science’s most controversial experiments

Stanley Pons and Martin Flieschmann from the University of Utah claimed that they had ac…

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The US military set off its largest nuclear explosion in testing 69 years ago, but scientists had no idea the blast would be that big

The Castle Bravo nuclear test produced an explosive yield of 15 megatons and was 1,000 times more p…

Jake Epstein   


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India is spending $1.4 billion on a space trip and there are bigger plans involved

On 28 August, the overall cost of the mission was pegged at $1.4 billion, significantly less tha…

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Power Line: Not enough bank for bankruptcy — A $400 billion hole in energy investment — More fuel for fusion

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Benji Jones   


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Scientists are one step closer to understanding nuclear fusion reactions

Scientists use telescopes to observe the strange behavior of these stars. One way they do this is b…

Ali Sundermier   


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Batteries, fusion, and hydropower: Meet the 24 clean-energy startups that Bill Gates is backing

The second is a mix of nuclear energy and carbon capture, a seemingly unusual pairing. Citing an MI…

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This $14-billion machine is set to usher in a new era of nuclear fusion power

As of June 2015, construction costs for the machine exceeded $14 billion. But, in the end, experts …

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Why We Will Never Make A Nuclear Fusion Reactor As Good As The Sun

Right now, that's the problem with nuclear reactors on Earth: The amount of energy we need to produ…

Jessica Orwig