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Plasma fusion: Adding just enough fuel to the fire

How much fuel can we add to the fire while still maintaining control? Metaphorically speaking, that's the question one team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has been asking themselves ...

Japanese experimental nuclear fusion reactor inaugurated

The world's biggest experimental nuclear fusion reactor in operation was inaugurated in Japan on Friday, a technology in its infancy but billed by some as the answer to humanity's future energy needs.

Brighter comb lasers on a chip mean new applications

Researchers have shown that dissipative Kerr solitons (DKSs) can be used to create chip-based optical frequency combs with enough output power for use in optical atomic clocks and other practical applications. The advance ...

The race to build the world's smallest atomic clock, again

Yuan-Yu Jau is on a quest to build the world's smallest atomic clock, a device that measures time with extreme accuracy. If successful, he and his team at Sandia will have made one smaller than a sugar cube.

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