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French scientist who was leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

Bernard Bigot is a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy has...

Understanding hot spot conditions reached in implosion experiments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers described a validation exercise for simple models. These models used to understand hot spot conditions reached in an implosion....

Chinese tokamak facility achieves 120-million-degree C for 1,056 seconds

Researchers have announced that they were able to hold 120-million-degree Celsius plasma for 1,056 seconds. This was a new record for holding superheated plasma. The...

Scientists innovate a novel rocket for deep-space exploration

The increasing interest in deep-space exploration has emphasized upon the need for powerful long-lived rocket systems to drive spacecraft through the cosmos. U.S. Department...