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Nuclear fusion: energy of the future ?

Nuclear fusion - stars’ nuclear fire - could provide plentiful energy without inflaming climate change. On paper, nuclear fusion is an energy dream: abundant, with no meltdowns, planet-baking carbon emissions, or long-lived radioactive waste. Problem: igniting fusion within a magnetically confined plasma requires temperatures of 150 million degrees Celsius, 10 times hotter than our sun’s core. Click on the image below - device called a tokamak - for an infographic from National Geographic explaining the challenges of a giant experiment to test this concept, the ITER Projetc in southern France. And here to access ITER's impressive website and subscribe for their newsletters.


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Madame Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) Chemist & physicist. French, born Polish.

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