Competition to Achieve Viable Nuclear Fusion Heating Up

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t The Register The international ITER Fusion project might be mired in cost overruns and severe delays, but competition is heating up, between China and…

German Continuous Nuclear Fusion Reactor Milestone

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Germany has activated its new Wendelstein 7-X Stellarator reactor for the first time, briefly testing its ability to heat and contain a Helium plasma. The…

Greenpeace: Nuclear Fusion Research is Risky and Ignorant

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Greenpeace has strongly condemned investment in the International ITER Fusion Project, claiming the money spent on ITER should instead be spent on renewables. According to…

Fusion reactors 'economically viable' say experts

From Durham University: Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy makers should start planning to build them as a replacement…

India: We will build our own ITER Fusion Reactor

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Indian government has just given a major boost to domestic nuclear fusion research, by sanctioning the expenditure of Rs 2,500 crore (around $400 million…

The lost nuclear fusion reactor design?

Robert Bussard, one of the giants of the field, claimed to his dying day he had cracked the problem Above: a homemade “fusor” similar to the Polywell nuclear fusion reactor…

Encouraging: Skunk Works Reveals Compact Fusion Reactor Details

WUWT reader Paul Ostergaard  tips us to this article from Aviation Week and Space Technology – video follows Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production…