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  • Wandering Eye: A trafficking organization's businesses, nuclear fusion reactors, and more

    Wandering Eye: A trafficking organization's businesses, nuclear fusion reactors, and more
    Lockheed Martin, the giant defense industry conglomerate headquartered round the way in Bethesda, announced that it is oh-so-close to having a workable nuclear fusion reactor. This could be big news, and even bigger could be the news that the alleged reactor will be (in five years or so when it actually gets built) small enough to car around on a semi truck. The weird part about this Aviation Week and Space Technology article is how much rudimentary detail it goes into, explaining to readers that "the idea of nuclear fusion, in which atoms combine into more stable forms and release excess energy in the process, is not new." No shit. The problem for 80 years has been the utter lack of systems or materials to contain the reaction which, if unchecked, could cause problems. The Skunk Works people at Lockheed—who usually are sworn to highest secrecy—are claiming they've got that licked. There's even a diagram which indicates (in simplistic terms) that the team's innovation is to use two magnets instead of one. No, really. Have a look. So far they give no word on where they will source the dilithium crystals. (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • Real Newsie

    Regarding "Left Hook" (Feature, May 28) about the Real News Network: Hurray! I think such ventures must be careful to avoid what Barbara Ehrenreich described in her book, Bright-Sided-how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined...

    Real News Network plants roots-and tackles the "media desert"- in Baltimore

    It was Reagan who lied to us first. The "us" is a room of about 30 people, overwhelmingly of the Millennial set. We're gathered in Highlandtown listening to a panel of CEOs, nonprofit founders, artists, and students talk about what they're doing to...

    Around the Dial

    On WYPR (88.1 FM)'s The Marc Steiner Show: "The Signal" Maryland cultural show at noon, and Anthony McCarthy leads the weekly news-roundup round table at 1. On MPT, Sen. Lisa Gladden (D-Baltimore City) and Del. Herbert H. McMillan (R-Anne Arundel County)...

    Rumorgate: Day 2

    What a weird thing this O'Malley marriage rumor debacle has turned out to be. While it's fascinating like a car wreck, I'm not sure it's actually means anything besides the obvious political implications. (If it does mean anything, find out what in this...