UK climate plan: What do the terms mean?

Ahead of a UK plan to reach "net zero", we guide you through some of the key terms in climate change.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

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UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy

A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.

Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Superconductor technology for smaller, sooner fusion

MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.

Leda Zimmerman | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Oct. 13, 2020 ~9 min

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Validating the physics behind the new MIT-designed fusion experiment

Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 29, 2020 ~9 min

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Maria Zuber on climate change: “Breakthroughs will happen”

MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.

MIT Resource Department • mit
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Fusion researchers endorse push for pilot power plant in US

Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.

Peter Dunn | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
March 18, 2020 ~9 min

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Laser beams in plasma clarify path toward fusion

Knowing how laser beams interact in a plasma—a hot soup of free moving electrons and ions—will boost the accuracy of computer models used in simulations of laser-driven implosions.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
Dec. 10, 2019 ~5 min

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Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory

Lab-scale experiment could help scientists understand interstellar and galactic-scale smashups.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 6, 2019 ~7 min

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