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energyFirst Light fusion Using Hypervelocity Projectiles for Pulsed Fusion

Startup First Light Fusion (FLF) claims it is on target to achieve fusion gain (more energy out than goes in) by 2024. They are not using lasers or intense magnetic fields which can prove to be very complicated and costly …

energyGame Changing Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion Progress

Direct Fusion Drive, is a unique fusion engine concept based on the Princeton Field-Reversed Configuration (PFRC) fusion reactor under development at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The truly game-changing levels of thrust and power in a modestly sized package could …

cancerNuclear Fusion Company TAE Technologies First Product is a Better Cancer Radiation Treatment Device

TAE Life Sciences, division of TAE Technologies, will use low energy neutrons to destroy cancer tumors without damaging healthy tissue. They are using nuclear science know-how that they have built up from their continuing pursuit of commercial nuclear fusion to …

energyPotentially Smallest Fusion Device Using Improved Z-Pinch Fusion

ARPA-E-funded alternative z-pinch fusion which is being developed by Zap Energy. Zap Energy is the most compact solution to Fusion Energy and does not use complex and costly magnetic coils. They surpassed ARPA-E Alpha Milestones in August 2018. Their reactor …

economic impactSeries of Fusion Experiments that Could Lead to Cheap, Clean, Abundant Fusion Energy

The bootstrapped LPP Fusion dense plasma focus nuclear fusion project will be starting a potentially big year of testing. They are completing work on their beryllium electrode. If everything goes smoothly on four critical steps then this could be the …

fusionOMEGA Laser Fusion Work is Progress on a Long Road

Researchers at the OMEGA Laser Facility at the University of Rochester in New York improved the fusion yield by a factor of three compared with OMEGA’s previous record. The OMEGA facility focuses 60 high-power laser beams are directed onto a …

energyITER and Many Nuclear Fusion Startups Use Misleading Power Terms

The Nuclear Fusion industry has been working towards various kinds of milestones in energy generation and various kinds of energy breakeven. The public only cares about the point when the fusion reactor will continually generate commercial power at a price …

energyFirst Light Uses a Electromagnetic Railgun to Fire Mach 58 Projectiles to Create Fusion

First Light Fusion is trying to generate energy using inertial confinement fusion. They spunout from the University of Oxford in June 2011. First Light uses a high-velocity projectile (58 times the speed of sound) to create a shockwave to collapse …

energyCTO of General Fusion Forecasts Ten Years to Commercial Fusion

CBC News has a new article which reports that Mike Delage, chief technology officer at General Fusion thinks commercial fusion could be as little as a decade away. Nextbigfuture interviewed Christofer Mowry, CEO of General Fusion in May, 2018 at …

energyIf TAE Technologies Succeeds With Commercial Fusion Then a Fusion Rocket Will Follow

TAE Technologies has also looked at building a nuclear fusion rocket. Nextbigfuture had covered TAE Technologies recent announcement that they will have a commercial nuclear fusion rocket by 2023. The design is from an older 2004 paper. Any new system …