How far has fusion come?

Monday, 9 December 2013

A Piece of the Sun:
The Quest for Fusion Energy,
Daniel Clery,
Gerald Duckworth & Co (2013)
RRP $42.99

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Only one viable future

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

There is an amazing, almost magical efficiency to electricity when it is applied to real-world tasks – and it can meet the energy demands of the future without sacrificing standards of living and innovation.

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Visions of hope

Friday, 12 April 2013

Over the next 50 years, humanity will experience change at an unprecedented pace. What lies ahead? And can science save us from catastrophe during what Sir Martin Rees has dubbed ‘our final century’?

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‘Rock’ fix for oceans is badly flawed

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.

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Obama in forceful call to address climate change

Monday, 21 January 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.


Rethinking energy: A global blueprint

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Can we really shift the world completely away from fossil fuels in the next 20 years? A brave band of scientists, engineers and young people believe so. Wilson da Silva watched them develop this bold new blueprint for the future of energy.


Rethinking energy 1: Wind, solar and storage

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Solar energy and wind energy technology is well known and has been around for decades. The major barrier to implementation, however, has been storing that energy.

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Rethinking energy 2: Enhanced geothermal

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Enhanced geothermal systems is a new technique, and with adequately deep drilling, every country could potentially access an almost unlimited energy resource.

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Rethinking energy 3: Advanced nuclear

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Nuclear energy divides people: for some, it is the only sensible path to a low-carbon world; for others, it spells inevitable disaster. Could new nuclear technology help make the decision?

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Rethinking energy 4: Organic solar cells for off-grid use

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Organic photovoltaic cells may be the answer to the 1.5 billion ‘energy poor’ people, living without access to electricity from the grid.


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