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 →

China Appears to be Ahead of the Downward Curve Commitment It Made in 2014 on Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2016 – In a world where Russia and the United States are freezing themselves into another Cold War it is hard to believe that any progress can be made on the climate ... Continue Reading →

Is North America Finally on the Right Climate Action Path?

June 30, 2016 – Having reached the mid-point of 2016 yesterday’s joint announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States, may finally put us on the path to a sustainable ... Continue Reading →