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Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Takes Us a Step Closer to Infinite Energy

It's one of science's ultimate goals, and perhaps the only thing that could prevent humanity's ultimate depletion of the Earth's resources -- the ability to produce more energy than is used to make it. Now, a new nuclear breakthrough has brought that feat even closer to becoming a reality. Read More >>

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This Thorium Reactor Has the Power of a Norse God

The Uranium-235 and -238 we use in modern nuclear fission reactors are humanity's single most energy-dense fuel source (1,546,000,000 MJ/L), but that potent power potential comes at a steep price — and not just during natural disasters. Its radioactive plutonium byproducts remain lethally irradiated for millennia. That's why one pioneering Nordic company is developing an alternative fuel that doesn't produce it. Read More >>

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The Awesome Control Rooms that Run the World

Every day, an army of computers and human operators toil in control rooms, providing electricity to a city, guiding planes across the sky, or searching for the Higgs-Boson. These rooms are all extremely important, whether they're making breakthrough discoveries or just keeping the lights on. Read More >>

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