Does Nuclear Energy Remain Viable in Our Pursuit of a Low Carbon Future?

December 26, 2017 – Peter Diamandis has shared his latest thoughts on the future of nuclear energy in a Christmas Eve message to his email subscribers. In it he talks about rising ... Continue Reading →

Melting Quarks: Can This Be the Energy Panacaea of the 21st Century?

November 6, 2017 – In a paper published in the journal Nature on November 1st, two researchers, Marek Karliner, Tel Aviv University, and Jonathan Rosner, University of Chicago, ... Continue Reading →

The Current State of Fusion: “Are we there yet?”

September 7, 2017 – Back in July I read an article by Edwin Cartlidge on the BBC.com news site. It was called “Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050.” In it, Cartlidge states ... Continue Reading →

Where Nuclear Power Went Wrong and What Can Be Done About It

September 1, 2017 – In the news today the German government announced it is issuing potassium iodide pills to citizens in Aachen, a city on the edge of the border with Belgium. Why? Because ... Continue Reading →

Large Hadron Collider is Revealing Antimatter Secrets

August  24, 2017 – It sounds like science fiction every time a physicist starts talking about antimatter. That’s the stuff that when combined with matter could annihilate ... Continue Reading →

A Company Named Apollo Plans to Offer a Subcritical Fusion-Fission Nuclear Reactor – What is this?

April 6, 2017 – Nuclear reactions come in three flavours: subcritical, critical and supercritical. Current fission reactors fit the second category by definition. Mind you the ... Continue Reading →

Is There Another Way to Achieve Sustainable Nuclear Fusion Energy?

March 3, 2017 – A paper describing a “new path” to fusion energy has been published in the latest edition of Chemical Physical Letters. Entitled, “Quantum controlled ... Continue Reading →

A New Explanation of What Fleischmann and Pons Called “Cold Fusion”

December 7, 2016 – In 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann performed an experiment at the University of Utah in which they observed what they described in a subsequent paper ... Continue Reading →

Fusion Reactors Two Steps Closer to Reality

December 7, 2016 – Two advances in the development of commercial fusion reactors that bring us closer to the reality of a future of clean unlimited energy. The first is about ... Continue Reading →

United States and Russia Have a Nuclear Problem That Threatens All of Us

October 17, 2016 – When I was in junior high school in the fall of 1962, the October Cuban missile crisis made nuclear war a distinct reality. From October 14th to the 28th I ... Continue Reading →