, these technologies are not yet practically viable, as they are not energetically viable - i.e. it currently takes more energy to initiate and contain a fusion reaction than the reaction then produces.

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Ex-PMs Call on Japan to ‘Eradicate’ Nuclear Power

GlobalResearch 05 Mar 2021
He acknowledged that “there is research on fusion that may lead to something that might be useful in the future.” He did not go further and suggest that Japan’s government emulate Biden in proposing to earmark additional funding for such research.
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NASA Research Sends Video Game Players on a Journey to Mars

Technology Org 04 Mar 2021
Now anyone, from astronauts to school kids and in between, can experience the results of that research like never before, in an immersive virtual reality game set on Mars developed by Miami-based Fusion Media Group Labs ... But their report got a decent amount of public attention as well, including from Fusion Media Group Labs.
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Fusion Thruster Company Wants NASA to Go to Mars With Nuclear Propulsion

Interesting Engineering 04 Mar 2021
Researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center shared a couple of academic studies in 2020 — which describe a new method to enable space-based nuclear fusion.Advertisement. "Scientists are interested in fusion, because it could generate enormous amounts of energy without ...
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Commonwealth Fusion Systems Selects 47-Acre Site in Devens, Mass., for Historic Commercial Fusion Energy Campus

Daily Times Chronicle 03 Mar 2021
The�campus will be the birthplace of the commercial fusion energy industry and home to�the compact fusion device SPARC�that will demonstrate fusion can work as a power source ... CFS was spun out of MIT and combines the decades of research experience of MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center with the innovation and speed of the private sector.
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Scientists investigate 3-D-printed high-entropy alloys

Phys Dot Org 03 Mar 2021
The research was published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds ... research scientist at Skoltech. In their recent work, the team studied the fatigue properties of CrFeCoNi, an alloy produced by the Laser-Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) technique, building on previous HEA research.
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House Cancels Thursday Votes After Intel Warning Of Potential Capitol Attack

TPM 03 Mar 2021
The debunked QAnon conspiracy theory falsely claims that March 4 is the “true inauguration day” of former President Trump’s second term ... 6 ... The House is scheduled to pass H.R ... She previously covered the 2016 election for Fusion, conducted investigative research for The Nation Institute, and has written for NBC Chicago and the Chicago Reader ... .
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WH Concerned About Vaccine Hesitancy After Biden Gives Timeline A Big Boost

TPM 03 Mar 2021
Josh Marshall’s Twitter List of Trusted Experts (Epidemiologists, Researchers, Clinicians, Journalists, ... She previously covered the 2016 election for Fusion, conducted investigative research for The Nation Institute, and has written for NBC Chicago and the Chicago Reader.
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Bottling the world’s coldest plasma

Technology Org 02 Mar 2021
Another example is fusion energy research, where physicists and engineers hope to recreate the conditions inside the sun to create a vast supply of clean energy. Killian said the quadrupole magnetic setup that he, Gorman and Warrens used to bottle their ultracold plasmas is similar to designs that fusion energy researchers developed in the 1960s.
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5 Points On FBI Director Wray’s First Congressional Testimony Since Capitol Attack

TPM 02 Mar 2021
... creating and pushing out analysis within the bureau,” the extremism researcher Seamus Hughes observed ... She previously covered the 2016 election for Fusion, conducted investigative research for The Nation Institute, and has written for NBC Chicago and the Chicago Reader.
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Nuclear fusion: building a star on Earth is hard, which is why we need better materials

The Conversation 01 Mar 2021
Inside a tokamak fusion reactor. Shutterstock/dani3315 Nuclear fusion is the process that powers the Sun and all other stars ... Deuterium tritium fusion ... Initially considered a potential issue due to fears of erosion, there’s now research into non fusion applications, including solar water splitting – breaking it down into hydrogen and oxygen.
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Physicists Trap the World’s Coldest Plasma in a Magnetic Bottle

Interesting Engineering 01 Mar 2021
The researchers used a quadrupole magnetic setup that reportedly resembles the designs that were developed by fusion energy researchers in the 1960s ... according to the researchers, the plasma for fusion needs to be about 2.7e+8°F (150 million degrees Celcius), and containing it ...
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Bottling the world's coldest plasma

Phys Dot Org 01 Mar 2021
Another example is fusion energy research, where physicists and engineers hope to recreate the conditions inside the sun to create a vast supply of clean energy. Killian said the quadrupole magnetic setup that he, Gorman and Warrens used to bottle their ultracold plasmas is similar to designs that fusion energy researchers developed in the 1960s.
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Nasal spray blocks COVID-19 infection in ferrets

Technology Org 28 Feb 2021
Researchers at Cornell, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands have developed a nasal formulation that blocks the spread of COVID-19 among ferrets – and are hopeful the formulation could have the same effect on humans, and potentially generate therapeutic treatments as well.
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