Major breakthrough brings dream of unlimited, clean fusion energy within reach

Fusion facility: JET interior with plasma on top. Fusion energy could be a crucial renewable energy source to complement renewable energy sources. Credit: UKAEA The old joke is that nuclear fusion is always 30 years away. However, the dream of abundant clean energy is no laughing matter when we meet an ITER researcher to catch … Read more

Major breakthrough brings dream of unlimited, clean fusion energy within reach

Fusion facility: JET interior with plasma on top. Fusion energy could be a crucial renewable energy source to complement renewable energy sources. Credit: UKAEA The old joke is that nuclear fusion is always 30 years away. However, the dream of abundant clean energy is no laughing matter when we meet an ITER researcher to catch … Read more

From milligrams to gigatons: Start-up that sucks carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is building a major new facility in Iceland

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy of Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday that it is building a second commercial-scale plant in Iceland. When the plant is fully operational in 18 to 24 months, it will capture and store 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s … Read more

From milligrams to gigatons: Start-up that sucks carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is building a major new facility in Iceland

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy of Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday that it is building a second commercial-scale plant in Iceland. When the plant is fully operational in 18 to 24 months, it will capture and store 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. That’s … Read more

Rental prices in San Francisco differ from those of all other major US cities in one key respect

San Francisco’s condominium market was the slowest to recover in the country after vacancies soared early in the pandemic, prompting a sharp drop in rents, new data shows. In fact, San Francisco is the only major metro area in the United States where people are currently paying less for an apartment than they were before … Read more

Caterpillar moves its headquarters to Texas, marking the second major corporate exit from Illinois in 6 weeks

Less than six weeks after defense and aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced it would move its global headquarters out of downtown Chicago, executives at another major company are set to leave the region. Longtime Illinois company Caterpillar Inc. will move its headquarters from Deerfield to an existing office in Irving, Texas, outside of Dallas, the company … Read more