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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, @11:33AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @11:33AM (#1142333)

    I'm not a Chinese citizen and never would want to be one. But I bet you many Chinese citizens are happy to feel safe walking down the street in Shanghai and not need a gun at all to feel safe.

    Many have seen too many idiots in their 1+ billion population (pooping in airplane aisles, fountains, etc) and are not brainwashed and conditioned by the NRA to think that everyone having easy access to guns makes them safer in practice.

    Lastly, non-retards know that a fucking gun wouldn't have saved Tank Man from the tank, in fact holding a gun would probably have got him killed faster than him holding a shopping bag. But US retards are a special breed of retards. So I can't wait for the day the NRA or similar regularly lends/gives every Super Bowl attendee a gun so that they can all shoot the bad guys shooting at people... ;)