China maintains 'artificial sun' at 120 million Celsius for over 100 seconds, setting new world record:
China broke the record by keeping the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) by achieving plasma temperature at 120 million Celsius for 101 seconds and 160 million Celsius for 20 seconds, a major step toward the test run of the fusion reactor.
The Tokamak devise[sic] is located at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is designed to replicate the nuclear fusion process that occurs naturally in the sun and stars to provide almost infinite clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion, which is often dubbed the "artificial sun."
The achievement broke a previous record of maintaining the plasma temperature at 100 million C for 100 seconds. According to Li Miao, director of the physics department of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, it is a milestone in reaching the goal of keeping the temperature at a stable level for a long time.
"The breakthrough is significant progress, and the ultimate goal should be keeping the temperature at a stable level for a long time," Li told the Global Times, adding that the next milestone might be to maintain the stability for a week or more.
(Score: 5, Insightful) by dltaylor on Saturday June 05 2021, @11:06PM (2 children)
When you are demonstrably the leader in some form of technology, from whom do liberate data (which wants to be free)?
The "West", in general, and the United States, in particular, have "leaders" (civilian and government), and Intellectual Property laws serving them, more interested in lining their own pockets than this type of project, and millions of useless drones that fantasize about being one of them by producing some silly "app".
Collectively, we lost the lead in tech, including biomedical, back in the early 1970s. We just haven't noticed it until now.
One way to fix it would be to scrap all the IP laws on tech, invest more in the universities post-grad programs, and let private enterprise do the productizing and production, rather like NASA doing the research and publishing it.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06 2021, @06:01AM (1 child)
> Collectively, we lost the lead in tech, including biomedical
Bullshit. Who has it then?
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @02:28AM
Maybe the places that didn't ban research because they feel like stem cells are icky.