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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
March 12, 2019

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.

March 7, 2019

Jeff Bezos and others have sunk more than $127 million into General Fusion, a start-up trying to commercialize fusion energy.

February 21, 2019

Scientists broke complex magnetic fields—and might have simultaneously figured out how to make green energy cheaper.

January 25, 2019

In series of talks, researchers describe major effort to address climate change through carbon-free power.

January 9, 2019

The European Union-funded Joint European Torus near Oxford can operate until the end of March, but its future after Brexit is uncertain.

December 21, 2018

National Academies study recommends a pilot fusion energy program that aligns with MIT's fusion approach and SPARC project.

December 6, 2018

Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer.

November 18, 2018

The nuclear fusion machine surpassed 100 million degrees Celsius.

November 8, 2018

The space-age alternative energy source may be on the verge of a breakthrough.

October 29, 2018

The Canadian government says it’s investing $37.5 million (49.3 million Canadian dollars) in General Fusion, a British Columbia company that aims to build a prototype plant powered by nuclear fusion.

October 19, 2018

The Duke was at Culham to mark the end of construction of the UK’s new nuclear fusion experiment, MAST Upgrade.

October 10, 2018

Novel design could help shed excess heat in next-generation fusion power plants.

October 2, 2018

Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.

September 21, 2018

Although its potential to generate electricity at a commercial scale is several decades away, nuclear fusion can become a promising option to replace fossil fuels as the world's primary energy source and could have an important role to play in addressing climate change. 

August 27, 2018

Plasma Science and Fusion Center researchers discover a path to overcoming the plasma density limit in their quest for steady-state fusion.

August 6, 2018

With the help of venture capital funding and new technologies, a cadre of companies wants to commercialize fusion energy in the next 20 years.

July 10, 2018

One of the paradoxes of fusion, the virtually inexhaustible energy of the future, is that it relies on an element that does not exist—or just barely.

June 22, 2018

Fusion, the process that powers the sun, has long been seen as a potential means of generating abundant, clean energy.

June 11, 2018

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a competition to find "innovative ways to visualise, analyse and explore" simulations of different materials that can be used to build fusion reactors.

May 30, 2018

Confusion over UK funding from Europe’s nuclear agency is adding to the anxiety of staff at the Joint European Torus.

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