Lockheed Martin's new fusion reactor might change humanity forever

This is an invention that might change civilization as we know it: A compact fusion reactor developed by Skunk Works, the stealth experimental technology division of Lockheed Martin. It's the size of a jet engine and it can power airplanes, spaceships, and cities. Skunk Works claims it will be operative in 10 years. » 10/15/14 9:42am 10/15/14 9:42am

New Lego Fusion lets you build infinite virtual worlds using real bricks

This is the new Lego Fusion, three new sets designed to let you build Lego worlds inside your tablet or phone by using physical bricks in the real world. Build something, capture it, and it becomes a 3D object inside a virtual universe. And then you can play with it just like in a Lego Star Wars game. They are… » 6/19/14 6:12am 6/19/14 6:12am

An Overdue Reactor That Could Be the Key to Our Fusion Revolution

Even with the recent advancements in renewable energy technologies, it's going to be tough to satisfy the electrical needs of our booming human population in the coming years. However, if this international nuclear reactor can ever come online, we may see fusion-driven, utility-scale power grids within our lifetimes. » 5/29/14 11:40am 5/29/14 11:40am

Nuclear Fusion Just Got More Energy Out of Its Fuel Than It Put Into It

It's one of science's ultimate goals, and perhaps the only thing that could prevent humanity's ultimate depletion of the Earth's resources — the ability to create more energy than is used to make it. Now, a new nuclear breakthrough has brought that feat even closer to becoming a reality. » 2/13/14 8:00am 2/13/14 8:00am

OSU Powers Up a 500 Trillion Watt Laser

We've got a pretty good handle on creating short fusion reactions, just look at the H-bomb. But in the 60 years since the weapon's invention, we still haven't figured out sustained fusion reactions—the holy grail of energy production. A new high-power laser on the OSU campus could soon help solve that scientific… » 4/23/12 9:20pm 4/23/12 9:20pm