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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday June 05, @06:03PM   Printer-friendly

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.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @05:54AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @05:54AM (#1142273)

    Hard to tell if you are joking. Former presidents have said EXACTLY that. And probably more than 50% of the country believes it. Wanna talk about brainwashed leftist marxist traitors such as Joe Biden?

    Your move.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday June 06, @12:26PM (1 child)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 06, @12:26PM (#1142342) Journal

    Former presidents have said EXACTLY that.

    And that's your basis for morality, right? What some former president says?

    Whataboutism has the problem that once one party does something (and for some bizarre reason, the US gets used as the gold standard for what should be allowed), it makes it ok for all parties to do so.

    Should it then be ok for the US to do what China and Russia does? Like invade neighbors, ethnic cleansing on a massive scale, create police states, etc.

    Your move.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:16AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @02:16AM (#1142587)

      Should it then be ok for the US to do what China and Russia does? Like invade neighbors, ethnic cleansing on a massive scale, create police states, etc.

      We literally do all of those things except invade "neighbors". We invade countries further away, because we control almost everything close to us. It's not OK, but people vote for more because war makes money, and the US has adopted an overtly fascist military stance since resolving WWII.