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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MIT's New Approach to Fusion

The idea of a fusion reactor intrigues me. I absolutely don't understand it, but I wonder, what happens if they achieve a sustainable reaction and the magnetic bottle fails? Does it shut down or does it melt down?

MIT tests unique approach to fusion power

Mimicking Earth's magnetic field in a giant thermos bottle

David Chandler, MIT News Office
March 19, 2008

An MIT team has successfully tested a novel reactor that could chart a new path toward nuclear fusion, which could become a safe, reliable and nearly limitless source of energy.

After 10 years of design, construction and testing, the reactor achieved full operation for the first time last November. Some of the...(complete article here).

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