US scientists achieve net energy gain for the second time in nuclear fusion reaction

Facts for Prelims (FFP)    Source: The Guadian   Context: US scientists have achieved net energy gain in a nuclear fusion reaction for the second time since their initial breakthrough last year. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California replicated their achievement in an experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), surpassing the …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 28 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

China conducts nuclear fusion experiment for ‘artificial sun’:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Science and technology.   Context: Top scientists from China have claimed to have successfully created a ‘fake Sun’. The artificial Sun created by China is about ten times hotter than the real Sun, around which our planet revolves. It is called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), also known as …

‘Historic’ Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough acheived

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.   Nuclear Fusio Context: Physicists in California, using lasers the size of three football fields, have generated a huge amount of energy from fusion. …