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A third dimension helps Tokamak fusion reactor avoid wall-destroying instability
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Enlarge / Currents and fields in the KSTAR Tokamak. (credit: Jong-Kyu Park) The success of Tokamaks for fusion is a story unto itself, with the toroidal magnetic containers setting records for keeping high-energy plasmas under control, a necessary step for sustaining fusion. The overriding narrative, at least on the scientific side, is that when you […]

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Nuclear reactor maker Westinghouse, energy company Scana find buyers
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Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission) 2017 was undoubtedly a challenging year for nuclear power in the US. But last week, two of the major players in 2017’s nuclear power drama may have found a path forward, subject to regulator approval. Westinghouse, the nuclear reactor company owned by […]

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Man who tried to build a homemade nuclear reactor didn’t die of radiation poisoning
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Enlarge / David Charles Hahn (left), pictured here with his half brother Kevin Breeding, just months before his death in September 2016. (credit: Kenneth Hahn) Last year, Ars reported on the death of David Charles Hahn, who was profiled by Harper’s Magazine in 1998 for having attempted to build a homemade breeder nuclear reactor in his […]

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High radiation levels at Fukushima reactor is bad, bad news     – CNET
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The fatal levels will keep officials from stabilizing the area as we approach the 6th anniversary of the nuclear plant’s disaster.

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US reactor breaks fusion record – then runs out of cash and shuts down
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MIT hardware under pressure Video  In a tale that tells you all you need to know about the parlous state of American science, a fusion reactor has broken plasma-handling records in the last few days before losing its funding.…

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE
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EU Parliament sends scientists snottogram over funding woes The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project is in hot water with the European Parliament for failing to manage EU funds properly.…

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Mini Arc Furnace (Arc Reactor Technology In Real Life)
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A makeshift arc reaction chamber. Small enough to sit on the desktop, but powerful enough to melt steel, in under 2 minutes. Subscribe for new videos every 5 days! http://bit.ly/TKoRSubscribe…

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Scientists skeptical of Lockheed Martin’s truck-sized FUSION reactor breakthrough boast
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Possibly another Perhapsatron in the making Pic  Lockheed Martin has caused quite a stir with its announcement that it will ship fusion reactors the size of a truck within the next decade.…

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Blighty teen boffin builds nuclear reactor INSIDE CLASSROOM
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Headmaster: ‘He reassured me he wouldn’t blow the school up’ A British teenager has become the youngest person to build a nuclear fusion reactor.…

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