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Fusion energy: Update on the Big Tokamak

ITER fusion generator site, Cadarache, France…Credit ITER For those who thought the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland was a BIG engineering project, it is literally dwarfed by the construction of the world’s first fusion reactor – ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor or, alternatively, The Big Tokamak). This is one of those projects so big that […]
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Status Report: Another step for fusion energy

Of all the things with a ‘big promise,’ energy derived from controlled atomic fusion is the biggest. It’s been promised for, oh, twenty or thirty years, at least. Atomic fusion is what drives our Sun. All we need is an ever-so-small piece of that fusion energy to electrify the world, forever, more or less. Much […]
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