University of New South Wales scientists now argue that the path to hydrogen-boron fusion is now viable. Hydrogen-boron fusion (HBF) may be closer to realization than other approaches, such as the deuterium-tritium fusion approach currently being pursued such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) effort. Closer or not, HBF will much more easily enter […]

Scientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have synthesized a novel framework structure consisting of boron and silicon, which could serve as a Lithium-ion battery electrode material.  The new material is similar to the carbon atoms in diamond as the boron and silicon atoms in the novel lithium borosilicide (LiBSi2) are interconnected tetrahedrally. The new […]

Email can consume a lot of time.  But some gems pop up, like a simple question from an .edu address that must be from a youthful person with an earnest need to know.  The question seems small, what is the most abundant fuel in the world?  I’m having an Art Linkletter moment, “Kids ask the […]