Nuclear fusion show draws youthful crowds in Antwerp

Fanders Today Senne Starckx, Nov. 20, 2015 A science show that aims to pique students’ interest in nuclear fusion recently returned to the University of Antwerp for the fifth consecutive year Do you have a teenager who is bored with traditional physics, Newton’s laws and those same-old electronic circuits? Then nuclear fusion might be just … Read more

Activision buys Candy Crush maker King for $5.9 billion

polygon.com By Michael McWhertor on Nov 02, 2015 Activision Blizzard announced today it will acquire King Digital Entertainment, the company behind mobile hits Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, in a $5.9 billion deal. The acquisition of King will make Activision Blizzard “one of the largest global entertainment networks with over half a billion … Read more

Three Alternative Fusion Projects That Are Making Progress

IEEE Spectrum By Mark Anderson 18 Nov 2015 Physicists pin their hopes on new magnets and fast lasers Focus FusionClean Lines- The pure tungsten electrodes inside LPP’s dense-plasma-focus device resist the vaporization that would add unwanted atoms to the fusion reactions- The past few months have proved that hope for nuclear fusion as the ultimate … Read more

Fusion Rockets for Planetary Defense

Glen Wurden, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory in NM gave this presentation on using fusion powered rockets to intercept comets and large asteroids. The talk was at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, in Greifswald, Germany on Oct. 16, 2015 home of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X), Stellarator fusion project. Scroll to the bottom … Read more

Johnny Angel Disco

LOCATION 224 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky, USA CLUB DETAILS The original owners of Johnny Angel, back in 1976, had the lighting designers that designed Studio 54 design the lighting, sound system and layout. Mainly gay clientele but all are welcome. Currently called THE BAR COMPLEX featuring the JOHNNY ANGEL DISCO. I Have been in … Read more

Candy Crush Saga maker King reports strong Q1 with $569M in adjusted revenue and 61 cents-a-share profit

Venture Beat DEAN TAKAHASHI MAY 14, 2015 King isn’t a one-hit wonder anymore, dependent only on revenues from Candy Crush Saga. Above: Candy Crush Saga is still Image Credit: King The mobile social game company announced first-quarter earnings today that beat Wall Street’s expectations thanks to help from its Candy Crush Soda Saga and Farm … Read more

Fear of Fusion: What if It Works?

(This article from the LA Times was published in 1989, and has been posted here 26 years later) LA Times April 19, 1989| PAUL CIOTTI | Times Staff Writer When two scientists announced last month in Utah that they had achieved room-temperature nuclear fusion, the news shot through the halls of science like a scalded … Read more

Mad Men’s Harry Hamlin on Tesla, Clean Energy

“I will never buy another internal combustion engine car,” says Mad Men’s Harry Hamlin. He’s so enamoured by his Tesla Model S, he says it outperforms *any* car he’s ever driven, and he’s driven them all: from Aston Martin to Lamborghini and Porsche. We discuss his vision for a clean energy future and he gives … Read more

Fusion Academic Papers

The Ignition Design Space of Magnetized Target Fusion Irvin Lindemuth Ph.D. Dec. 28, 2015 Abstract The simple magnetized target implosion model of Lindemuth and Kirkpatrick (Nucl. Fusion 23, 263, 1983) has been extended to survey the potential parameter space in which three types of magnetized targets—cylindrical with axial magnetic field, cylindrical with azimuthal magnetic field, … Read more