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posted by Fnord666 on Saturday June 05 2021, @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 Monday June 07 2021, @02:08AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @02:08AM (#1142581)

    And yet, Chinaman overwhelmingly supports his government with the patriotic furor that you warmongers dream about, why is that? Do you really believe that propaganda will turn a billion people into mindless idiots without exception?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @05:03PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07 2021, @05:03PM (#1142806)

    No, there are plenty of Chinese dissenters. Hundreds of millions it is estimated.
    You know very little about Chinese culture if you think otherwise.
    CCP is teetering on the brink of collapse. There are powerful people in China who would
    live to see that happen. But yes: CCP is bad.

    Propaganda is very powerful. Look what it's done to the USA.
    Ever since the Smith–Mundt Act was abandoned, the US media has had a field day brainwashing people.
    Good luck to you!