Business

Tech billionaires rally around nuclear as energy crisis looms

In recent weeks, some of Silicon Valley's most famous technologists have hailed a historically polarizing energy source—nuclear power—as a solution to both cutting carbon emissions and weaning the world off now-controversial ...

Engineering

Blowing dust to cool fusion plasmas

Future tokamak fusion power reactors will generate heat beyond what current materials can withstand. Scientists have proposed various methods for cooling the edge of the magnetically confined fusion fuel, or plasma, to ...

Energy & Green Tech

Nuclear fusion: How excited should we be?

There's been tremendous excitement about recent results from the Joint European Torus (JET) facility in the UK, hinting that the dream of nuclear fusion power is inching closer to reality. We know that fusion works—it is ...

Energy & Green Tech

Fusion's role in fighting climate change

Excitement about fusion energy is growing. The international ITER project in France, which counts China, India, Europe, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States as its partners, is starting to assemble the world's ...