Why Nuclear Fusion is Gaining Steam – Again

The coils winding facility building in France, where a global effort to build the ITER fusion energy reactor is underway. Rob Crandall/Shutterstock.com As fusion becomes more technically viable, it’s time to assess whether it’s worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace. By Dr. Scott L. Montgomery / 04.09.2018 Lecturer, Jackson School[…]

The Man Who Prevented the Outbreak of World War III

“Vasili Arkhipov is arguably the most important person in modern history, thanks to whom October 27, 2017 isn’t the 55th anniversary of WWIII.” – Max Tegmark, President of the Future of Life Institute, October 27, 2017. By Douglas Gilbert / 04.15.2018 Adjunct Professor of Mathematics York Technical College Two men fought. With explosions deafening their ears[…]

Atomic Age Began 75 Years Ago with the First Controlled Nuclear Chain Reaction

For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission. Keith Ruffles, Creative Commons    By Dr. Artemis Spyrou and Dr. Wolfgang Mittig / 11.30.2017 Spyrou: Associate Professor of Nuclear Astrophysics Mittig: Professor of Physics Michigan State University Over Christmas vacation in 1938, physicists Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch received puzzling scientific news in a private letter from nuclear[…]