Engineering Energy & Environment

New Nuclear Fusion Energy Record, Bringing Carbon-Free Future Closer

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Scientists at the Joint European Torus (JET) experimental fusion facility in the UK have announced a breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy. In the project's final experiments before decommissioning, the team set a new world record for sustained atomic fusion power output, achieving 59 megajoules of fuel over 5 seconds....

Lifting the Dome at Hinkley Point C Marks Major Milestone

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Hinkley Point C (HPC), Britain's first new nuclear power plant in over two decades, reached a significant construction milestone on December 15th, lifting the domed roof onto its first reactor building. The nuclear plant has faced budget overruns and delays and is now on track to complete its...

Rolls-Royce Unveils Modular Nuclear Reactor Model to Power Future Moon Missions

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UK aerospace giant Rolls-Royce recently unveiled a prototype modular nuclear fission reactor designed to provide sustainable power for establishing a continuous human presence on the Moon. The 1-meter-wide by 3-meter extended reactor model was presented at the UK Space Conference in Belfast as part of an ongoing UK...