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  • Recusal? – Kash Patel Reveals Stunning Background of DC Judge Chutkan in Cases Against President Trump

    08/08/2023 9:00:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 8, 2023 | Sundance
    Appearing with Sebastian Gorka, Kash Patel puts some excellent context on the issue of Dircuit Court Judge Chutkan presiding over the special counsel case against President Trump. ... I was unaware of the detail where Judge Chutkan originally presided over the case when Fusion GPS tried to block Devin Nunes and Kash Patel from revealing the source of the payments for the Chriss Steele dossier. ... Kash Patel: “Judge Chutkan, for those who don’t know, represented Burisma, Hunter Biden’s fraudulent consulting firm, she was a lawyer at the same law firm with Hunter Biden. But Seb, let’s put that aside....
  • U.S. lab says it repeated fusion energy feat — with higher yield

    08/07/2023 10:34:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 16 replies
    The Washington Post (via ^ | 07 August 2023 | Ben Brasch, Kyle Rempfer, Shannon Osaka
    A group of U.S. scientists say they have repeated their landmark energy feat - a nuclear fusion reaction that produces more energy than is put into it. But this time, they say the experiment produced an even higher energy yield than one in December...the lab "won't be discussing further details" of the July experiment until after more analysis.
  • A new mathematical 'blueprint' is accelerating fusion device development

    06/23/2023 10:07:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 22, 2023 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Developing commercial fusion energy requires scientists to understand sustained processes that have never before existed on Earth. But with so many unknowns, how do we make sure we're designing a device that can successfully harness fusion power?We can fill gaps in our understanding using computational tools like algorithms and data simulations to knit together experimental data and theory, which allows us to optimize fusion device designs before they're built, saving much time and resources.Currently, classical supercomputers are used to run simulations of plasma physics and fusion energy scenarios, but to address the many design and operating challenges that still remain,...
  • Nuclear fusion breakthrough: "Holy grail" is closer to reality

    06/01/2023 10:29:42 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 42 replies
    Daily Mail (via ^ | 01 June 2023 | Jonathan Chadwick
    A British team has reported hitting a major milestone...heating a nuclear reactor to the "magic figure" of 100 million degrees Celsius...The British company achieved the milestone using a "spherical tokamak" called ST40...Due to its design, the ST40 is "compact" – less than three feet across – and reaches around 13 feet in height.
  • Microsoft Signs Up to Buy Electricity Produced by Fusion, Perhaps in 2028

    05/12/2023 2:35:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | Fri 12 May 2023 | Simon Sharwood
    How complicated can cold fusion be, really?Fusion upstart Helion Energy has named Microsoft as its first customer, and claims the software giant should be able to use electricity made by mashing together helium atoms from 2028. Which may come as a surprise to many, given that nuclear fusion – outside of stars and incredibly destructive bombs – remains largely theoretical. The few successes in the field have produced modest net energy gains. The most celebrated recent fusion experiment, revealed by Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's National Ignition Facility in late 2022, produced 3.15 megajoules (MJ) of fusion energy output using 2.05 MJ...
  • Everett nuclear fusion energy company nets first customer: Microsoft

    05/10/2023 3:44:50 PM PDT · by algore · 25 replies
    Helion Energy signed its first customer this week. The Everett-based company agreed to provide the software giant Microsoft with at least 50 megawatts of electricity from its planned first fusion power plant, starting in 2028. Fifty megawatts is enough electricity to power a data center or factory, said David Kirtley, Helion’s CEO. Founded in 2013, Helion has launched a multi-billion-dollar effort to produce electricity from fusion, the nuclear reaction that powers the sun and stars. Fusion has long been viewed as a potential zero-carbon source of energy. Unlike nuclear fission, which obtains its energy from splitting atoms, fusion does not...
  • Fusion confusion: Sorry, We have to throw a little cold water on the recent "breakthrough" in sustainable energy

    12/17/2022 5:19:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2022 | Mark C. Ross
    The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Livermore Lab (LLL) in Northern California has recently gotten a lot of attention. It was just announced that they finally fused some hydrogen atoms and got more energy out than they put in — a net positive result. Drew Magary, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, throws a little cold water on the event by adding that the lasers causing the fusion reaction were powered by electricity generated at way less than perfect efficiency.hrowing more cold water, I was told by someone who worked on the facility in question that they already had a...
  • Vancouver company announces method to compresses plasma to create clean energy technology - a day after California scientists announced breakthrough with lasers

    12/14/2022 3:24:49 PM PST · by algore · 44 replies
    California scientists announced a breakthrough that could commercialize nuclear fusion in a few decades, but a Vancouver-based company has a method that claims to power homes with the technology by the early 2030s. Unlike at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which used lasers to achieve net gain energy, General Fusion compresses hydrogen plasma inside a large cylinder to increase density and temperature. General Fusion's method uses high-powered pistons to squeeze liquid metal around the plasma to build pressure until the mixture hits 180 million degrees Fahrenheit - and fusion occurs. The firm says it plans to have its first commercial power...
  • After 50 years, fusion power hits a major milestone. The future of energy begins today

    12/14/2022 11:38:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    Big Think ^ | Dec 14, 2022 | Adam Frank
    Its implications go well beyond the Earth itself, affecting even the future of space travel. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California achieved net energy gain in a thermonuclear fusion experiment. But how great of a breakthrough is this, really? As soon as physicists realized how the Sun made its energy, they dreamed of getting the same process to work on Earth. They have worked on it since the 1950s and finally achieved success. There is still a long way to go. But we can now say with confidence that in the not-too-distant future, fusion power stations will...
  • Is this the dawn of UNLIMITED clean energy? California scientists make fusion power breakthrough after using world's biggest laser to replicate reaction that powers the sun - which could spell the end of fossil fuels

    12/13/2022 3:07:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 158 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 December 2022 | James Gordon
    California scientists may have discovered a source of unlimited clean energy by recreating the process of nuclear fusion which powers the sun. Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in Livermore were able to spark a fusion reaction that briefly sustained itself - a major feat because fusion requires such high temperatures and pressures that it easily fizzles out. The experiment was performed in August, but reported for the first time earlier this month. Similar tests have been performed before, but this was the first one that generated more energy than was used to create...
  • Live: Scientists herald nuclear fusion breakthrough that ‘could bring limitless clean energy’

    12/13/2022 7:21:09 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 81 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13/12/22
    883 watching now Started streaming 72 minutes ago #nuclearfusion #energy #breakthrough A breakthrough in nuclear fusion could bring limitless clean energy and help the fight against climate change, experts have predicted. On Tuesday, scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in California are expected to announce that they have achieved the “holy grail” of getting more energy out of a fusion reaction than it took to trigger it. The team reportedly used 2.1 megajoules of energy to create the conditions for the reaction, and achieved a 2.5 megajoules return – an achievement known as fusion ignition.
  • U.S. officials expected to announce fusion energy breakthrough in clean, unlimited power

    12/12/2022 8:03:11 PM PST · by bitt · 88 replies ^ | 12/12/2022 | Madeleine Hubbard
    Scientists have researched fusion since the 1950s. The Energy Department is expected to announce Tuesday that scientists have reached a breakthrough in nuclear fusion in their quest to produce a technology to provide clean, unlimited and affordable power. Scientists have researched fusion since the 1950s, and the Biden administration is likely to affirm the massive, decades-long investment, according to the Washington Post reported. "To most of us, this was only a matter of time," a senior fusion scientist told the newspaper. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is expected to make the announcement Tuesday at a media event her department is promoting...
  • California scientists make history after using world's biggest laser to replicate reaction that powers the sun

    12/12/2022 3:04:19 AM PST · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/12/2022 | James Gordon
    The August test actually generated more energy than scientists predicted, and damaged some equipment. Using the world's largest laser, consisting of 192 beams and temperatures more than three times hotter than the center of the sun One adjustment that helped: Researchers made the fuel capsule about 10 percent bigger and now it's up to the size of a ball bearing. That capsule fits in a tiny gold metal can that researchers aim 192 lasers at. They heat it to about 100 million degrees, creating about 50 percent more pressure inside the capsule than what's inside the center of the sun....
  • US Scientists Reach ‘Holy Grail’ Net Profit Nuclear Fusion Reaction: Report

    12/11/2022 7:52:58 PM PST · by Coronal · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2022 | Evan Halper and Pranshu Verma
    The Department of Energy plans to announce Tuesday that scientists have been able for the first time to produce a fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain — a major milestone in the decades-long, multibillion dollar quest to develop a technology that provides unlimited, cheap, clean power. The aim of fusion research is to replicate the nuclear reaction through which energy is created on the sun. It is a “holy grail” of carbon-free power that scientists have been chasing since the 1950s. It is still at least a decade — maybe decades — away from commercial use, but the...
  • U.S. to announce fusion energy "breakthrough"

    12/11/2022 8:18:31 PM PST · by zeestephen · 40 replies
    The Washington Post (via ^ | 11 December 2022 | Evan Halper & Pranshu Verma
    The Department of Energy plans to announce Tuesday that scientists have been able for the first time to produce a fusion reaction that creates a net energy gain...It comes as the Biden administration is prioritizing fusion energy research in its climate and energy agenda.
  • What Are The Benefits Of Fusion Energy?

    11/11/2022 9:17:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/11/2022 | Tyler Durden
    As the world moves towards net-zero emissions, sustainable and affordable power sources are urgently needed by humanity.As Visual Capitalist's Bruno Venditti details below, one of the most promising technologies, fusion, has attracted the attention of governments and private companies like Chevron and Google. In fact, Bloomberg Intelligence has estimated that the fusion market may eventually be valued at $40 trillion.In this infographic sponsored by General Fusion, we discuss the benefits of fusion as a clean energy source.The Ultimate Source of Energy Fusion powers the sun and the stars, where the immense force of gravity compresses and heats hydrogen plasma, fusing...
  • "Mike" Device is Tested [Ivy Mike @ 70 -- November 1st, 1952]

    11/01/2022 6:37:39 AM PDT · by Ezekiel · 17 replies
    "Mike" Device is Tested The first fusion bomb was tested by the United States in Operation Ivy on November 1, 1952, on Elugelab Island in the Enewatak Atoll of the Marshall Islands. Scientists had to work faster and harder in order the meet the short deadline to complete the weapon, but their work paid off when "Mike" was successfully completed on the target date. "Mike" used the Teller-Ulam configuration, liquid deuterium as its fusion fuel and a large fission weapon as its trigger. The device was strictly an experimental, prototype design and not a deliverable weapon: standing over 20 ft....
  • Nuclear fusion plant to be built at West Burton A power station

    10/04/2022 1:04:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | October 3, 2022 | By Tony Roe & Alex Smith
    Inside the reactor - IMAGE SOURCE,UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY Nuclear fusion reactors need to reach very high temperatures and pressure A power station has been chosen to be the site of the UK's, and potentially the world's, first prototype commercial nuclear fusion reactor. Fusion is a potential source of almost limitless clean energy but is currently only carried out in experiments. The government had shortlisted five sites but has picked the West Burton A plant in Nottinghamshire. The plant should be operational by the early 2040s, a UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) spokesman has said. The government had pledged more...
  • Scientists bring the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars closer to reality on Earth

    09/28/2022 5:43:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    / ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 | John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    ....the source of the sudden and puzzling collapse of heat that precedes disruptions that can damage doughnut-shaped tokamak fusion facilities. Researchers traced the collapse to the 3D disordering of the strong magnetic fields that bottle up the hot, charged plasma gas that fuels the reactions. The strong magnetic fields substitute in fusion facilities for the immense gravity that holds fusion reactions in place in celestial bodies. But when disordered by plasma instability in laboratory experiments the field lines allow the superhot plasma heat to rapidly escape confinement. Such million-degree heat crushes plasma particles together to release fusion energy and can...
  • 154 Scientists at Los Alamos Nuke Lab Defected to China

    09/23/2022 8:05:30 AM PDT · by devane617 · 33 replies
    frontpage ^ | 09/23/2022
    It’s a good thing that the Biden administration corruptly shut down the Trump administration’s attempt to stop Communist China from spying on us, manipulating us and robbing us blind to avoid offending anyone… like Beijing. “We have heard concerns from the civil rights community that the “China Initiative” fueled a narrative of intolerance and bias. To many, that narrative suggests that the Justice Department treats people from China or of Chinese descent differently. The rise in anti-Asian hate crime and hate incidents only heightens these concerns.” Goodbye China Initiative and U.S. National Security. At least 154 Chinese scientists who worked...