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What We Can Learn From a Modular Fusion Breakthrough

Lockheed Martin reported a major breakthrough in research on compact, modular, and scalable nuclear fusion reactors this week, and estimates that as soon as ten years from now it may have a production unit ready for market.

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The Seductive Promise of Fusion Energy

Fusion is the Brazil of energy: full of promise, but whose day in the sun is perpetually 30 years away. However, a recent breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has reignited hopes for the world’s grandest energy pipe dream.

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A Huge Step Forward for Fusion Energy

Researchers at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) made huge progress in the quest for energy’s holy grail in the journal Nature yesterday, revealing that a fusion reaction produced more energy than it required last fall. Take that, Malthus.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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