How close is nuclear fusion power?

Sabine Hossenfelder How close is nuclear fusion to break-even? If you trust the headlines we’re getting close and the international project ITER is going to be the first to produce energy from fusion power. But not so fast. Scientists have, accidentally or deliberately, come to use a very misleading quantity to measure their progress. Unfortunately … Read more

Former fusion scientist on why we won’t have fusion power by 2040

Improbable Matter refutes some very optimistic claims about fusion power and discuss some of the challenges in making this long-sought after technology a reality. References [1]… [2] [3] Version from 21 April 2021 at: [ 4]… [5]… [6]… [7]… [8]… [9] Frankfurt Airport Timelapse by TheBlueMaxxx… … Read more

Fusion Energy Conference 2018: Can We Harness the Energy that Powers the Sun?

Matteo Barbarino from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences (NAPC) explains, how Fusion energy might help to tackle pressing global challenges like growing populations, the need for development, and climate change. In October 2018 the IAEA in cooperation with India will organize the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC … Read more

House Committee Hearing – The Future of U.S. Fusion Energy Research

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Streamed live on Mar 6, 2018 Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – 10:00am Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building EventID=106935 Witnesses: Dr. Bernard Bigot, director-general, ITER Organization Dr. James W. Van Dam, acting associate director, Fusion Energy Sciences, Office of Science, Department of Energy Dr. Mickey Wade, director … Read more

The fierce race for fusion power

In nuclear fusion may lie the key to many of the world’s energy problems. CBC’s Frédéric Zalac sizes up some of the players that are working hard to master it, including General Fusion — a small Canadian company based out of a Burnaby, B.C. warehouse. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC … Read more