A revolutionary zero-emissions power source

SPARC is planned to be the first experimental device ever to achieve a 'burning plasma' -- a self-sustaining fusion reaction in which different isotopes of the element hydrogen fuse together to form helium.

Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere

The new research has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of matter,' known as plasma, which could hold the key to developing safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy generators on Earth.

14-Year-Old Kid Is The Youngest Person to Achieve Nuclear Fusion

U.S. teenager Jackson Oswalt is not your average 14-year-old. The budding nuclear engineer has been working on this project since he was 12, and on 19 January 2018 he reportedly achieved his mission.

Will Fusion Energy Arrive in Time to Mitigate Climate Change?

According to MIT’s online project page, a successful run of the SPARC reactor “will demonstrate that fusion energy can be developed in time to provide carbon-free power to combat climate change.”

Chinese Fusion Experiment Reaches 100 Million Degrees

The Chinese EAST reactor team was able to integrate four types of heating power in order to reach a new temperature record - a cloud of charged particles that contained electrons heated to more than 100 million °C.

Superconductor breakthrough promises faster path to fusion

A breakthrough in creating high temperature superconductors could yield faster development of nascent fusion energy which has been positioned as carbon-free alternative for energy generation.

Future Supercomputer Will Help Us Tackle Nuclear Fusion

“Accelerated Deep Learning Discovery in Fusion Energy Science” is one projects for the Aurora supercomputer which will be operational by 2021 and will perform 1 billion billion calculations per second.

German Nuclear Fusion Experiment Sets Records

The Wendelstein 7-X stellarator is close to hitting sustainable nuclear fusion (generating more energy than is initially required to start the reaction).

Japan Will Deploy the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer Dedicated to Fusion Science

The Cray XC50 supercomputer's mission is to advance nuclear fusion research and development.

MIT to Build Fusion Power Plant Within next 15 Years

MIT has announced yesterday that it is working with a new private company to make nuclear fusion finally happen.

Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning

Scientists have created, for the first time a three-dimensional skyrmion in a quantum gas. The skyrmion was predicted theoretically over 40 years ago, but only now has it been observed experimentally.

The World’s First Nuclear Fusion Plant Nears Completion

Nuclear fusion promises to be a clean source of energy, but it is expensive, technologically complex, and far from being deployed on a commercial scale.

South Korean Fusion Reactor Sets New Record

Researchers in South Korea achieved a major breakthrough last week when they maintained ‘high performance’ plasma in a stable state for 70 seconds.

"Star in a Jar" Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

New tests verify that Germany's Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields.

New record for fusion: Giant leap in pursuit of clean energy

Scientists and engineers recently made a leap forward in the pursuit of clean energy. The team set a new world record for plasma pressure which is the key ingredient to producing energy from nuclear fusion, and MIT