Record-Breaking Nuclear Fusion Experiment Achieves Historic Plasma Milestone

The secret behind a record-breaking nuclear fusion experiment that spits 10 watts of quarts of power in a split second has been revealed: “self-heating” – or “burning” plasma of neutron heavy hydrogen inside into the fuel capsule used in the experiment, according to researchers. Last year, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Northern California … Read more

TESS Science Office at MIT Hits Milestone of 5,000 Exoplanet Candidates

An aerial map is now overflowing with over 5,000 extraterrestrial candidates from NASA’s TESS mission. The TESS Science Office at MIT released the latest batch of TESS Objects of Interest (big orange points on the map) on December 21, boosting the catalog to this milestone of counting 5,000. Credit: Image courtesy of NASA / MIT … Read more

In a Historic Milestone, Silicon Quantum Computing Just Exceeded 99% Accuracy

A major milestone has just been reached in quantum computing. Silicon-based quantum computing, placing error-free quantum operations within tantalizing grasp. In Australia, a team led by physicist Andrea Morello of the University of New South Wales achieved 99.95 percent accuracy with one-qubit operations, and 99.37 percent for two-qubit operations in a three-qubit system. In the … Read more

Nuclear fusion reaches renewable energy milestone

It’s hard to think of something more powerful than the sun. The sun in the solar system, and other stars in outer space, are powered by a physical reaction called nuclear fusion. This process occurs when two light nuclei, positive electrical protons and neutral electric neutrons found in the nucleus of an atom, merge and … Read more