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Fusion ventures learn lessons about expectations

The promise of natural gas, shale oil, renewable energy and conventional nuclear power all pale in comparison to the promise of clean, potentially abundant fusion power — and that’s attracting increasing attention from science-savvy entrepreneurs. Almost two dozen private ventures … Continue reading

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TAE pushes plasma to new high on fusion frontier

TAE Technologies, the California-based fusion company backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, said its latest and greatest plasma generator has exceeded the headline-grabbing performance of its previous machine. “This announcement is an important milestone on our quest to deliver world-changing, … Continue reading

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ITER fusion facility reaches the halfway point

The world’s biggest and most expensive nuclear fusion research project, known as ITER, says it’s halfway done with the construction effort leading to the startup of its seven-story-high reactor in 2025. ITER’s ambition to demonstrate a sustained fusion reaction that produces a net … Continue reading

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TAE fusion venture wins supercomputer time

TAE Technologies, the venture formerly known as Tri Alpha Energy, says it’s been admitted into a U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer program that should accelerate its drive to harness nuclear fusion. The Office of Science program — known as Innovative and Novel … Continue reading

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Tri Alpha Energy fires up new plasma machine

Tri Alpha Energy, the fusion energy venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it has achieved first plasma in its latest generator. The $100 million device at Tri Alpha’s lab in Foothill Ranch, Calif., had been known as C-2W, … Continue reading

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Fusion ‘pretzel’ fires up first hydrogen plasma

Hydrogen plasma was produced for the first time on Feb. 3 in Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X fusion device, which has been called the “reactor designed in hell” as well as the“pretzel that could save Planet Earth.” The Wendelstein 7-X was built at … Continue reading

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Startups bring new attitude to fusion quest

The lab where a company called General Fusion is trying to spark an energy revolution looks like a cross between a hardware store and a mad scientist’s lair. Bins full of electrical gadgets are piled high against the walls. Capacitors … Continue reading

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