Nuclear fusion
First Light Fusion finishes latest nuclear energy machine

The University of Oxford-linked company’s Machine 3 has now been fully commissioned

Atoms and molecules reacting in nuclear reaction
China’s fusion test burns six times hotter than the sun

The ‘artificial sun’ has become the hottest known nuclear fusion experiment on Earth, at 100 million degrees Celsius

Nuclear fusion researcher conducts successful test of new machine

First Light Fusion has fired the first test ‘shot’ of its inertial confinement fusion device

Sir David King joins nuclear fusion advisory board

First Light Fusion aims to unlock the way to ‘safe, clean and virtually limitless energy’

Japan gets new supercomputer to boost fusion research

The computer will perform more complex calculations per second than current devices to accelerate progress

£3.6m boost for nuclear fusion technology

The ‘Machine 3’ device will be capable of discharging up to 200,000 volts within two microseconds

Oxford venture fund invests in nuclear fusion

An investment company set up to support scientists from Oxford University has bought a stake in an innovative nuclear power firm. Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) has invested in First Light Fusion, which is researching energy generation via inertial confinement fusion. Developers say the technology could produce vast amounts of electricity in a safe and clean […]

UK atomic energy authority seeks new experts

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) is seeking two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board and help shape the future of energy. The positions include a financial expert, who will also chair the Audit Committee and an academic or research and development leader. UKAEA scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to […]

Lasers could “save the world”

An audience packed out with hipsters in Shoreditch was told last night that lasers could provide all the energy the world needs, if only scientists could crack the sun’s code. Dr Arthur Turrell of Imperial College London told the crowd: “Lasers prove to be a very important part of the process. They put energy into light in the […]