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  • Black hole merger

    This Week: Catching a Gravitational Wave

    by Quirks

    On Thursday, scientists at LIGO are expected to announce that they have detected gravitational waves - ripples in the space-time continuum - for the very first time.

    Posted: Feb 10, 2016 2:35 PM
    Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 11:04 AM
  • LIGO Hanford

    Saturday April 18, 2015

    Big Science - Advanced LIGO: Listening for Gravity

    A newly upgraded observatory will be attempting to detect ripples in space-time from catastrophic cosmic events.

    Posted: Apr 18, 2015 2:11 PM
    Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015 9:18 AM
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  • Fusion Energy

    Blog Why fusion power is the ultimate clean energy goal: Bob McDonald

    by Bob McDonald

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed the startup button on a new fusion reactor this week, raising hopes that truly clean energy may finally be only a decade or so away. But it’s a promise that’s been '10 years away' for the last half-century.

    Posted: Feb 05, 2016 5:11 PM