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DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By November 26, 2012

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Lockheed figures out fusion (maybe)

Lockheed Martin claims to have figured out a way to make nuclear fusion a reality, in a reactor that could fit on the back of a truck. The potential is incredible, but is it reality?

By October 16, 2014

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GLaDOS from Portal explains nuclear fusion for NASA

Ellen McLain, voice of GLaDOS in the popular game Portal, once again enters the voice-modulated fray -- this time in an educational video for NASA.

By February 28, 2014

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Scientists take big step on path to fusion energy

Clean electrical power from a fusion reactor remains a distant goal, but it's one step closer following a test in which fusion energy output exceeded the energy pumped into a fuel pellet.

By February 13, 2014

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Kanye remixes: I am the next Steve Jobs

Kanye West repeats his assertion in a New York Times interview that he is, indeed, the second coming of the Apple CEO.

By June 12, 2013

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Crave Ep. 101: Russia's trampoline sidewalk

A sidewalk for jumpy people and a pet pedometer that tracks Fido's activity. That's right! The Crave podcast is making a comeback with producer Stephen Beacham.

By November 30, 2012

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By October 29, 2012

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Can fast reactors speedily solve plutonium problems?

The U.K. is grappling with how to get rid of weapon-grade plutonium and may employ a novel reactor design to consume it.

By March 22, 2012

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Four great ways to track Santa this Christmas

Tracking Santa's whereabouts can be a lot of fun for both parents and children. Luckily, each year technology brings more options to keep tabs on Ol' St Nick. Here are four ways to track him this Christmas Eve.

By December 20, 2011

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A reality check on nuclear fusion at MIT

Despite skepticism, research on nuclear fusion--long considered the ultimate clean-energy source--quietly continues in labs around the world, including one at MIT.

By June 29, 2011