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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Update on ITER (Thermonuclear fusion reactor)

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is under construction in France. Here is an article updating how a reorganization of its leadership is refocusing its efforts to determine if the ultimate fantasy in energy production - harnessing the energy process of the Sun for human use - is technologically possible in a reactor. This was supposed to have been built in the U.S. originally, but funding was cut under the Bush administration. I personally am hoping there is a big U.S. scientific presence with this international collaboration, because of its importance in the long-term of our energy hungry civilization. This one is worth keeping an eye on the next few years...

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