Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Lawrence Livermore scientists can now claim near breakeven nuclear fusion, understood to be near the energy out equals the energy put in. On Aug. 8, 2021, an experiment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL’s) National Ignition Facility (NIF) made a significant step toward ignition, achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules (MJ). […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Stanford University has developed a new tool that enables thousands of tiny experiments to run simultaneously on a single polymer chip. The chip will let scientists study enzymes faster and more comprehensively than ever before. For much of human history, animals and plants were perceived to follow a different set of rules than […]

Nagoya Institute of Technology scientists combined two promising photocatalysts to obtain higher solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency and durability in a water splitting cell. Both industry and academia have been focusing heavily on hydrogen as a feasible clean alternative fuel. Hydrogen is practically inexhaustible and when reacted to generate energy, only produces water vapor. However, to realize […]

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has announced a patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gasses into jet or diesel fuel. The process is being scaled up at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power […]

Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP) has now confirmed one of the most important optimization goals underlying the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device. The analysis shows that in the optimized magnetic field cage, the energy losses of the plasma are reduced in the desired way. Wendelstein 7-X is intended to prove that the disadvantages of earlier stellarators can […]

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