British company’s breakthrough could cut fusion costs in half

“This means we have the potential to reduce cryogenic capital and running costs for HTS magnets, by 50%, or more,” Tokamak CEO Chris Kelsall boasts. Most fusion reactor designs use high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets to generate magnetic fields to contain plasma.

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Chinese Scientists building Laser to Ignite Fusion

 
“Our goal is to achieve sustainable fusion,” Zhang told The Morning Post. “the cones can be mass-produced and loaded as bullets in a machine that will rotate and fire like a Gatling gun.”

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German Fusion Reactor could get twice as hot as the Sun

 
Scientists are planning an upgrade to the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator that could allow it to generate temperatures of 30 million degrees centigrade (54 million degrees Fahrenheit). Analysis of the earlier experiments shows they can adjust the Stellarator’s magnetic field cage to prevent a variety of heat loss known as neoclassical transport. Physicists think such adjustments can prevent enough heat loss to double the Wendelstein 7-X ‘s heat output.

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Researchers 70% of the Way towards Fusion Ignition

Scientists think the laser briefly ignited a chain reaction they call plasma burning, FutureTimeLine claims. In plasma burning, the fusion reactions get hot enough to trigger more fusion reactions. The hope is to use the laser to trigger a self-sustaining fusion reaction that can generate power.

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HyperloopTT makes Giant Alliances to make Hyperloop a Reality

HyperloopTT is also working with Ferrovial, the company that owns part of London’s Heathrow Airport, Endgadget reports. Under that deal, Ferrovial will analyze HyperloopTT projects; including the proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop in the United States, a press release claims.

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