MIT-Commonwealth Fusion Systems demonstration of new superconducting cable is a key step on the high-field path to compact fusion.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~9 min
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Seven studies describe progress thus far and challenges ahead for a revolutionary zero-emissions power source.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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MIT’s vice president for research identifies three areas that show particular promise for climate action.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Fusion energy community makes unified statement on priorities in report for Department of Energy Policy Advisory Group.
March 18, 2020 • ~9 min
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Lab-scale experiment could help scientists understand interstellar and galactic-scale smashups.
Aug. 6, 2019 • ~7 min
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Research scientist Alessandro Marinoni shows that reversing traditional plasma shaping provides greater stability for fusion reactions.
May 17, 2019 • ~7 min
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Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases.
April 9, 2019 • ~7 min
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Graduate student Raspberry Simpson’s scientific journey approaches fruition.
Feb. 15, 2019 • ~6 min
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Technique could yield insights into complex proteins involved in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Jan. 18, 2019 • ~5 min
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National Academies study recommends a pilot fusion energy program that aligns with MIT's fusion approach and SPARC project.
Dec. 21, 2018 • ~8 min
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