A smaller, faster, cheaper route to fusion energy -Science Magazine

Fusion has been 20 years aways for decades, but now it may seem we really are getting closer thanks to a little tweaking

ITER, the international fusion reactor being built in France, will stand 10 stories tall, weigh three times as much as the Eiffel Tower, and cost its seven international partners $18 billion or more. The result of decades of planning, ITER will not produce fusion energy until 2027 at the earliest. And it will be decades before an ITER-like plant pumps electricity into the grid. Surely there is a quicker and cheaper route to fusion energy.

Read more at Feature: The new shape of fusion – Science

 

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