Is this the holy grail of green power? Zero-emission fusion reactor promises ‘cheaper than coal’ energy
Engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor
When scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, it would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output, they claim
Design builds on existing technology and creates a magnetic field within a closed space to hold plasma in place long enough for fusion to occur
Engineers at the University of Washington claim the design is cheaper than building a coal power station - but warn a full-sized version is years away
Will we be using nuclear fusion power by 2025? Lockheed Martin announces major breakthrough ‘that could solve world’s energy crisis’
Group said it to plans test a compact fusion reactor in less than a year
It then hopes to build a prototype of its device in around five years
Nuclear fusion is regarded by many as solution to world’s energy crisis
For instance, a small reactor could power an entire U.S. Navy warship
However, there was some skepticism over the viability of the design
Joel Gilmore an energy consultant said: ‘This announcement is a long way from a working prototype, let alone a commercially viable power generator’
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The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion
The humble traffic signal is gaining some new responsibilities.
Drive your Model T through a major intersection a hundred years ago, and you’d likely encounter a policeman directing traffic. Ten years later, that officer would’ve been replaced by a traffic light. As the number of cars on the road increased, cities needed a way to keep cars from crashing into each other. With its dogmatic procession of green, yellow, and red, the automated traffic light did the trick.
Is the Future of Digital Security in Our Veins?
Biometrics is the supposed future of security, but the actual biology likely to wind up providing that protection is less assured than it may appear. Sure, fingerprint scanners are well on their way to proper ubiquity, but at the same time that technology is hardly airtight or even close. It didn’t take long, after all, before Germany’s Chaos Computer Club busted open the iPhone 5s’ vaunted TouchID system, a hack that, given the myriad conceptual and technical failings of fingerprint security, might have been as anticipated as the phone’s first jailbreak (the fingerprint hack and the 5s jailbreak actually happened within a day of each other in Sept. 2013).
Passwords by now should be as archaic as vacuum tubes, but here we are, dependent on awkward two-step verification systems for any semblance of proper security. One relatively recent suggestion involves the replacement of passwords with good old fashioned blood.
Aircraft to be made from ‘human-like skin’ to enable them to feel damage and monitor their health while flying
BAE Systems in Essex has revealed a new technology for aircraft
The smart skin would be embedded with thousands of micro-sensors
The sensors act like human skin to detect damage and ‘feel’ the world
These can sense wind speed, temperature and movement accurately
Could then monitor health and locate potential problems like our bodies