fusion

Type One Energy Raises $29M to Work on a Crazy Fusion Device

A Wisconsin-based startup called Type One Energy says it's closed an over-subscribed $29 million financing round to launch its effort…

11 months ago

We Have Ignition! Fusion Breakthrough Raises Hopes — and Questions

For the first time ever, physicists have set off a controlled nuclear fusion reaction that released more energy than what…

1 year ago

Researchers Create the Most Powerful Magnet Ever Made on Earth: 20 Teslas

On September 5, 2021, a team of MIT researchers successfully tested a high-temperature superconducting magnet, breaking the world record for…

2 years ago

If dark matter is a particle, it should get inside red giant stars and change the way they behave

Dark matter makes up the vast majority of matter in the universe, but we can't see it. At least, not…

3 years ago

Colliding Neutron Stars Don’t Make Enough Gold to Explain What We See in the Universe

Much of the gold we find on Earth was created by colliding neutron stars, but astronomers now know gold must…

3 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 513: Stellar Fusion

The Sun. It's a big ball of fire, right? Apparently not. In fact, what's going on inside of the Sun…

5 years ago

Construction Tips from a Type 2 Engineer: Collaboration with Isaac Arthur

Fraser Cain and Isaac Arthur team up again to bring you another epic collaboration. This time, it’s construction tips from…

7 years ago

Colonizing the Outer Solar System

This episode continues our team up with Fraser Cain to look at Colonizing the Solar System, we move from the…

7 years ago

What is a Nova?

We’ve talked about supernovae plenty of times, but what about just regular, plain old novae? What are they, and how…

7 years ago

How Can We Save The Sun?

Bad news, our Sun is living on borrowed time. It’s only got a few billion years left. But there might…

7 years ago