A new technique may help achieve mass production of fusion energy

Viewed through the OMEGA laser's 20cm disc amplifiers show several concentric circles of electric purple.

July 10, 2023 Seen through the 20cm disc amplifiers of the OMEGA lasers at the Laser Energetics Laboratory. In a small-scale proof-of-principle experiment, the Rochester researchers used the laser to demonstrate a key step in the dynamic shell concept. (Photo by University of Rochester / J. Adam Fenster) Dynamic … Read more

Anti-gravity transport of water droplets: the material channels mechanical energy in a preferred direction

Hydrogel material concept for transporting water droplets

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have invented a composite material that channels mechanical energy in a specific direction. This hydrogel with embedded nanofillers could revolutionize the way wasted vibrational energy is used. A research team led by scientists at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science has developed a unique material, … Read more

Discovering the low energy breaking point for exotic Quark-Gluon Plasma creation

Mapping of nuclear phase changes

From United States Department of Energy July 2, 2023 A hypothesized phase diagram of nuclear matter. New data showing that high collision energies produce a quark-gluon plasma (QGP), whereas lower energy collisions do not, will help scientists draw the boundaries between QGP and the hadronic phase. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory Through collisions of gold nuclei … Read more

China is on track to meet its wind and solar energy target five years ahead of schedule

A coal-fired power plant in Shanghai

According to a report, China is strengthening its position as a world leader in renewable energy and potentially exceeding its own ambitious energy targets. China is expected to double its capacity and produce 1,200 gigawatts of energy through wind and solar power by 2025, meeting its 2030 goal five years early, according to the report … Read more

Decoding dark matter and energy: what you need to know about the Euclid mission launching this weekend

The Euclid telescope has a launch date scheduled for Saturday, July 1.

Together, dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of the known universe, yet scientists do not know what they are. The Euclid telescope, set to be launched into space from Florida on Saturday, could help decipher them. First color images from the Webb Space Telescope Here’s what you need to know about the world’s … Read more

Coal prices tumble as green energy surges in China

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Coal prices fell to their lowest level since June 2021, mainly due to oversupply and weak demand from China. Meanwhile, solar power capacity in China has doubled that of coal, with a year-on-year growth rate of 33.7%. As China’s commitment to renewable energy strengthened, coal-fired power generation showed a modest 1.8 percent increase. In Europe, … Read more