In the Game of Science, you either win or you go back to the drawing board. Students from the Albert Einstein Institute created these Game of Thrones-style sigils to pay tribute to some of the most exciting projects in physics and space exploration, complete with house words for each.
It'll be a while before the first commercially viable fusion facility, ITER in France, is powered up. But before that can even ever happen, there's a need for a massive amount of coconut-shell charcoal which'll absorb byproducts of thermonuclear reactions.
Don't be afraid. You can read that headline again. I'll wait for you... Aaaand, okay: With cold fusion nowhere in sight, hot fusion looks to be the cleanest way to whip up some atomic energy. However, the steel needed to line the reactor may not be able to take the heat. UK scientists said that temperatures inside…