articles tagged: energy
why we need to make fusion work with a new kind of reactor
# science

why we need to make fusion work with a new kind of reactor

We have a new design for a fusion reactor that's showing great promise. We owe it to ourselves to give it a fair shot at making fusion work.

adventures in eco-outsourcing with a startup founder
# tech

adventures in eco-outsourcing with a startup founder

The founder of Soylent is trying to make outsourcing your carbon footprint an accomplishment. It's not.

finding aliens by the black holes they make?
# astrobiology

finding aliens by the black holes they make?

Could advanced alien civilizations turn to artificial black holes to meet their energy needs? And could we detect the emissions from their maws when they feed?

how justified are our nuclear energy fears?
# politics

how justified are our nuclear energy fears?

Anti-nuclear NIMBYism has not gotten better over the years. In fact, it's getting worse.

germany’s phantom house of nuclear horrors
# politics

germany’s phantom house of nuclear horrors

Germans are rallying against keeping their nuclear power plants open solely out of fear whipped up by environmental activists.

how hot could it get inside a black hole?
# space

how hot could it get inside a black hole?

Black holes radiate virtually no energy, much less anything we'd consider heat. But that doesn't mean their innards aren't superheated to cosmic extremes...

where to find the energy for a warp drive
# space

where to find the energy for a warp drive

While we'd need to generate an immense amount of energy to power a warp drive, there are events in this universe with that kind of energy output...

when our world finally runs out of oil…
# tech

when our world finally runs out of oil…

Oil is a finite resource, and if it runs out before we're ready, it will be a massive economic disaster, as a NatGeo doomsday scenario shows in grim detail.

when quacks kidnap einstein’s ghost…
# health

when quacks kidnap einstein’s ghost…

Alt med practitioners decided that the one of world's simplest and most famous formulas is their friend because they clearly don't understand it.

homeopathic physics abuse, take two
# health

homeopathic physics abuse, take two

It really seems homeopaths don't understand basic middle school physics and are hoping you don't either in the asinine pitches for their snake oil.

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