SPARC

October 12, 2020

On Tuesday, a team of MIT researchers made a big splash when they announced that their “SPARC” compact fusion reac…

On Tuesday, a team of MIT researchers made a big splash when they announced that their “SPARC” compact fusion reactor is “very likely to work.” The announcement, detailed in seven papers penned by dozens of scientists from a laundry list of research institutions, claimed that the researchers were on a straight path to achieving fusion power — […]

January 11, 2021

Renewable energy, namely wind and solar capacity, grew in the U.S., as did natural gas-fired generation

Wind and solar power capacity and generation have been growing steadily for years, as efforts to halt climate change and a desire for clean energy have gained public support around the world. As renewable energy costs have come down, growth is now being driven by economics. New technologies could also find a place in the […]

October 12, 2020

Nuclear fusion has long been considered the answer to zero-emission by-product-free energy generation

The decades-old dream of many scientists and science fiction writers may come true at some point over the next decade.  Researchers at MIT and a startup spun out of MIT are working on a nuclear fusion experiment, which they are fairly certain will achieve its goal of creating a hot burning plasma to produce for the […]

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