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'Breakthrough' in nuclear fusion produced by melting quarks

Imagine discovering a new kind of fusion reaction, so powerful that physicists nearly decided to bury it rather than let the world know because they feared it could be used as a "planet-killer bomb."

Montreal filmmaker's fusion documentary — 'Let There be Light'

In France, scientists are building a machine already decades in the making: TOKAMAK - an artificial star that could provide millions of years of clean energy. Are scientists about to crack nuclear fusion, or chasing an almost century-old delusion?

Tokamak Energy joins with Atkins to get fusion energy on the grid

London - Tokamak Energy announced on Thursday it has engaged Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes in the United Kingdom.

Startup company one step closer to creating nuclear fusion

Middlesex - The sun is the closest continuously functioning large-scale fusion reactor, prompting a number of facilities to focus on creating high-pressure and high-temperature plasmas that behave like microcosms of the sun’s core.

The ‘cold standard’: Would nuclear fusion be safer?

Several teams of physicists are pursuing the goal of nuclear fusion, as a theoretically unlimited source of so-called ‘green’ power. But have the environmental implications been fully considered and just how safe and green would nuclear fusion be?

Essential Science: A new path to nuclear fusion?

Physicists have reported on the quantum control of atoms, with the aim of one day creating fusion energy production. The ultimate goal is high-energy producing nuclear power plants to meet the world’s energy needs.

Astronomers solve decades old celestial archaeology mystery

Leicester - New research from an international team of astronomers from the UK's University of Leicester and the University of Arizona sheds light on how stars reaching the end of their useful life and collapsing in on themselves become polluted.

First major step towards a nuclear fusion

The world's largest and highest-energy laser, certified for operation by the U.S. Department of Energy on March 27, 2009 is scheduled to go into operation on May 29th. However full fledged experiments start in 2010.

China Invests $1.4 Billion on Nuclear Fusion

China has invested a big chunk of money for the joint International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, worth $1.4 billion and a 10 per cent stake in this project. China's main reason for this investment is to switch to a cleaner power source.

Can scientists find a way to copy the sun's nuclear fusion?

Greifswald, Germany (dpa) - Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Munich and Greifswald are now pursuing an ambitious project - they want to create a sun on earth. The goal: putting the kind of nuclear fusion of the giant star of our solar ...
 

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Filmmakers MILA AUNG-THWIN   and VAN ROYKO
Filmmakers MILA AUNG-THWIN, and VAN ROYKO
Bergen International Film Festival
The ST40 is the world s first first high field
spherical tokamak.
The ST40 is the world's first first high field spherical tokamak.
TokamaK Energy
The Tokamak and its plant systems housed in their concrete home. An estimated one million parts will...
The Tokamak and its plant systems housed in their concrete home. An estimated one million parts will be assembled in the machine alone. Image - April 16, 2016.
ITER
In nuclear physics  nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come close enoug...
In nuclear physics, nuclear fusion is a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come close enough to form one or more different atomic nuclei and subatomic particles (neutrons and/or protons). The difference in mass between the products and reactants is manifested as the release of large amounts of energy.
Kjerish
Eighteen  D -shaped toroidal field magnets will surround the torus-shaped vacuum vessel to confine t...
Eighteen "D"-shaped toroidal field magnets will surround the torus-shaped vacuum vessel to confine the plasma particles. Measuring 17 metres in height, 9 metres in width, and weighing in at 310 tonnes each, these coils rank among the largest components of the ITER machine.
ITER
A typical plasma in the MAST spherical tokamak machine at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the...
A typical plasma in the MAST spherical tokamak machine at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in the UK. The image shows the main plasma as the sphere in the center of the image. The elongations at the top and bottom are extensions to the plasma where it flows to ring-shaped "diverters" at the top and bottom of the reactor. Diverters help shape the plasma, as well as clear it of heavier impurities and fusion ash.
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.
Six of the particles in the Standard Model are quarks (shown in purple). Each of the first three col...
Six of the particles in the Standard Model are quarks (shown in purple). Each of the first three columns forms a generation of matter.
Fermilab, Office of Science, United States Department of Energy, Particle Data Group
A quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion.
A quark-level analogue of nuclear fusion.
Nature

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