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Fusion Around the World

News from the global fusion research community
April 10, 2018

Fusion is a continuous energy source; it does not face the same safety, waste, and proliferation issues as fission; it does not require disproportionate land use; and it does not depend on the success of carbon capture and storage.

March 28, 2018

The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on March 23 ended up preserving many of the scientific initiatives the White House wanted to kill, including funding for the ITER nuclear fusion project.

March 23, 2018

This year,  Japan will deploy the world's most powerful supercomputer in the field of advanced nuclear fusion research.

March 9, 2018

With corporate participation, researchers seek to build a pilot fusion-energy plant within 15 years.

March 8, 2018

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee showed a rare bit of bipartisanship during a March 6 hearing, with Democrats and Republicans generally uniting in opposition to a Trump administration proposal to cut funding for a high-risk, high-reward international research project into a carbon-free form of energy — nuclear fusion.

February 16, 2018

Study finds that turbulence competes in fusion plasmas to rapidly respond to temperature perturbations.

January 29, 2018

Physicist Jean Jacquinot, the newly elected chair of the Fusion Power Coordinating Committee, tells us about the committee's role and its strong links to ITER.

January 19, 2018

Cheap, clean and bountiful: When talking energy, those three adjectives used in harmony describe the holy grail for every consumer — whether commercial, individual or government.

January 18, 2018

"I am increasingly convinced that we, in Europe, benefit from the most coherent and best coordinated research programme in the world."

January 10, 2018

Power generation through fusion reaction has been one of the most attractive fields of nuclear research and has consequently seen considerable investment since the middle of the last century.

January 2, 2018

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.

December 25, 2017

The United States shouldn't abandon a major international project opposed by key senators, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warned today.

December 18, 2017

Nuclear physicist Anatoly Krasilnikov, director of Russia's ITER Project Center, tells the RIA Novosti news agency about Russia's key role in the project.

December 6, 2017

The ITER project in November 2017 has reached a significant milestone: the completion of 50 percent of the total construction work scope through First Plasma.

December 4, 2017

Solar panels and wind turbines have been around for decades, but in order to meet the growing need for emission-free power, scientists and engineers are turning their attention to nuclear fusion.

November 20, 2017

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication, ITER, gives an absorbing insight into all things fusion and future fusion energy

November 6, 2017

Both the mission and physics of ITER can be reduced to a single letter: Q. To understand the Q of ITER is to understand its most essential operating parameter as well as the raison d'être of the ITER Project.

October 24, 2017

A new documentary called “Let There Be Light” explains the history and promise of fusion, and offers first hand accounts of fusion’s technical, financial and political challenges.

October 17, 2017

Fresh from the offices of the Design & Construction Integration Division, this cutaway drawing peels back the walls to reveal the interior layout of the ITER Tokamak Complex.

October 11, 2017

The load that was delivered on Thursday 5 October contained the first shipment directly connected to one of the most spectacular of all ITER components—the 1,000-tonne central solenoid, a pillar-like magnet standing 18 metres tall at the very core of the machine.

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